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E-book entitled "Economic Aspects and Business Models of Free Software"

Readers of this blog might be interested in the e-book I was just told about: "Economic aspects and business models of Free Software". It was written by Amadeu Albós Raya, Lluís Bru Martínez and Irene Fernández Monsalve and coordinated by David Megías. A copy is available at
http://ftacademy.org/materials/fsm/5#1.

[Note - I have not read the book yet so I do not know about its contents... Charlie Schweik]

Call for papers: Second Open Source GIS UK Conference, 21-22 June 2010, CGS, Nottingham, UK

Call for papers at
http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis10/os_call.html

The abstract deadline is 30 January. Conference details at
http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis1/os_home.html

OS GIS conference in Wroclaw, Poland on May 13-14

The OSGeo Poland Chapter is co-organizing a conference on the GIS applications of open source software. The event will take place on May 13-14 in Wroclaw, in co-operation with the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

Foreign guests, including the representatives of national mapping agencies of the European Union member states have been invited to deliver plenary talks.

http://www.gislab.up.wroc.pl/wogis2010/

Open Source in Government - Special issue of the Open Source Business Resource journal

Some might be interested in this special issue on Open Source in Government, or perhaps this online open access journal in general.

See http://osbr.ca/ojs/index.php/osbr/issue/view/85

Open Source for America organization established

OSGeo Edu folks might be interested about the newly formed coalition in the United States called "Open Source for America." This is a group of more than 70 IT vendors and academic organizations working to promote the adoption of open-source software (OSS) by the U.S. federal government.

See http://www.opensourceforamerica.org

Welcome to the OSGeo education committee blog!

Greetings! Thanks to Tyler Mitchell, the OSGeo education community now has its own blog!

I hope this will be a way for the OSGeo edu group to keep each other more informed about what we are up to regarding Open source geospatial education-related activities or other related information.

If you have something you'd like to share, please email your post content to me. Thanks!

Charlie Schweik
OSGeo edu chair and blog editor
cschweik@pubpol.umass.edu

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