Free and Open Source GIS: Will There Ever Be a Geo-Linux?

@inproceedings{Cmara2009FreeAO,
  title={Free and Open Source GIS: Will There Ever Be a Geo-Linux?},
  author={Gilberto C{\^a}mara and L{\'u}bia Vinhas and Ricardo Cartaxo Modesto de Souza},
  booktitle={OGRS},
  year={2009}
}
This paper examines the constraints that limit the large-scale adoption of open source GIS. Although the open source GIS community has already achieved relevant results, their products have a small market share. There is equivalent to Linux and Apache in the open source GIS scene. We try to explain why this happens, by considering some factors that control the evolution and adoption of open source software. Our view is that the community effort is split in many different systems, not allowing a… CONTINUE READING