Open source and open standards: A primer
People who don't work in the software industry (and many who do!) often confuse the terms "Open Standards" and "Open Source." A white paper has been created collaboratively by the Open Geospatial Consortium and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation to look at what these terms mean in the context of the OGC and OSGeo and how they relate and where they are different.
If you are interested in this topic, you should consider attending the 2011 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference (FOSS4G), scheduled for Sept. 12-16 in Denver. This is the first time this international conference has been offered in North America since 2007 in Victoria, British Columbia. GITA is providing logistical and management support for FOSS4G 2011.
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