[Talk-in] session at IRS

renuka prasad renukaprasadb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 16:33:50 BST 2009


On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>wrote:

> hi,
>
> we had a one day work shop on opensource gis at the Institute of Remote
> Sensing at Anna University, Chennai. The workshop was jointly organised by
> NRC-FOSS, IRS and Kcube (a gis company that is moving into the open source
> space). Audience consisted of industry and academic professionals - all of
> them used to using software costing crores to produce unusable crap. About
> a
> 100 of them. There were presentations by Kcube, a guy working on village
> stuff,
> Ravikumar, joint-secy of OSGEO India and me. Ravikumar has impeccable
> academic
> and industry credentials, and he softened them up - I spoke on OSM. None of
> them had ever heard of Open Source or OSM before. They could not believe
> their
> ears (or eyes). You mean your data is free? actually free? we can use it in
> commercial apps without paying??? Finally I asked a question - how many of
> you
> are going to contribute to OSM? Fully half of them raised their hands!
> Maybe
> atleast 5-10 will do so. The upshot is that the IRS students want a full
> day
> workshop on OSM on the 23rd - people in Chennai please rally around to help
> conduct it.
>
>
interesting !!!

> --
> regards
> Kenneth Gonsalves
> Senior Project Officer
> NRC-FOSS
> http://nrcfosshelpline.in/web/
>
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