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Esri presentation at FOSS4G conference, 08 Sept 2010, in Barcelona. Recognition of the value of FOSS contributions, alongside commercial platforms. The IT world is not black/white; most large deployments around the world are mixed FOSS and commercial. Here Esri presents several modest contributions to further the possibility of collaboration with FOSS developers: to build value-added extensions on a widely used platform.

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  1. 1. Shades of Grey:Opportunity for Collaboration<br />Michael Gould<br />
  2. 2. CollectiveEffort<br />…expandingthereach, expandingtheimpact<br />How can the collective efforts of FOSS and commercial GIS software be leveraged?<br />Software engineering<br />Standards and APIs<br />Data sharing<br />
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  4. 4. May 28, 2009 (print)<br />“It is now generally accepted that the future will involve a blend of both proprietary and open-source software. Traditional software companies have opened up some of their products, and many open-source companies have adopted a hybrid model in which they give away a basic version of their product and make money by selling proprietary add-ons.” <br />
  5. 5. Ramon Casadesus-Masanell<br />
  6. 6. Extensions<br />Open<br />Closed<br />Open Core<br />Jasper Soft<br />Sugar CRM<br />Zimbra<br />Mac OS X<br />Open Source<br />Red Hat Linux<br />MySQL<br />OpenSolaris<br />Eclipse<br />Open<br />Base<br />Proprietary<br />MS Windows<br />MS Office<br />Oracle 11g<br />SAP<br />Open Extensions<br />MSFT.Net<br />Stata<br />Mathematica<br />Facebook<br />Closed <br />
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  9. 9. OSM Editor<br />
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  12. 12. ArcGIS is Open<br />Web Sharing ( Resources.maps, data, services, apps, OSM, others<br />Open Platform Support: Linux, Apache, GDAL, python<br />Open Standards<br />W3C, OGC,ISO, …<br />ArcGIS<br />PartnerPrograms:NGOs, Developers (EDN)<br />Open Specifications<br />Shapefile, GeoServices REST Specification, <br />
  13. 13. esriDeveloper Network<br />ArcGISsoftware at low cost, for development <br />Special program for FOSS4G attendees<br />EDN License free for 1 year<br />Includes ArcGIS Server, Engine, Engine runtime, Mobile, Desktop, ….<br />Follow-on: independent developer level of the Esri Business Partner program<br />
  14. 14. esri Non-Profit Program<br />Announced at Gov 2.0<br />Global program for qualified non-profit organizations<br />Nominal prices, modeled after Esri schools pricing<br />Increases uptake of your developments, on top of Esri technology platform that many are already using<br />Additional opportunity for access to ArcGIS platform for developers and NGO users…<br />
  15. 15. Geoservices REST Specification <br />. . . . White Paper published 7 September<br />Open for all developers <br />Exposes a strong and well documented API request structure <br />Used in ArcGIS-Server and other, non-Esri GIS servers or processes<br />Exposes server resources to a broad range of clients and applications<br />Users of AGS web apps will be able to consume your services<br />Proven specification- widely deployed ( thousands of ArcGIS Servers/Services)<br />52 North working on supporting the specification on its FOSS server platform <br />
  16. 16. esri - Geoportal Extension<br />Previously Geoportal Toolkit<br />Since 2003 users received source code<br />Beginning 2010 will be released as open source, on sourceforge or similar<br />Does not require a local ArcGIS Server; can connect to ArcGIS Online services<br />Linked to Geoportal Resource Center<br />Developers can request to become committer to trunk<br />
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  18. 18. Extending the reach of FOSS software<br />Leveraging our platform and user community <br /> . . . . Helping Promote and Share Your Efforts <br />Your Server <br />App<br />Your<br />Desktop<br />App<br />Your<br />Web<br />App<br />Your<br />Mobile<br />App<br />ArcGIS<br />
  19. 19. esri is Commited to the FOSS Community <br />Interested In partnershipsand Collaboration<br />Software (Core and Applications)<br />Standards<br />Data Sharing<br />Not black/white, shades of grey…<br />
  20. 20. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION<br />Visit us in the 52 North booth<br />