Open source is gleefully rewriting the rules of the GIS industry at all levels of industry and government. Adoption of open source in is well underway, with success stories illustrating the benefits. This decade we are going further - fostering a healthy, sustainable, working relationship between industry/government and open source.
This presentation digs into the flexibility of open source licensing and how organizations can meet the challenges of using and customizing open source. We will look at the advantages of participation in open source at the project, institutional, and foundation level. This is a talk using examples from open source geospatial software to illustrate how software can be used within your organization; and if you take the time to perform any customizations how they may be responsibly used within your organization.