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Google Summer of Code information session - Toronto, Canada

in Community, Education, Entrepreneurship, Programming, YYZ2, Ingres, Ruby, Eclipse

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Galbraith Building
University of Toronto Campus Room 244
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 43.8084" N, 79° 23' 39.912" W
04 Mar

Do open source projects innovate?

The traditional measure of innovation has been counting patents. Unfortunately, there are *many* articles articulately why the patent system is broken. On the surface, making it easy to apply for a patent seems like a good thing. Unfortunately the unintended consequences of this has meant a surge patents requests thus the patent office is pressed for time. The result affects the responsiveness of the patent office, and the rigor in which they can review patent requests. More bad patents have snuck through.

How does open source relate to innovation? Let's explore this more.

02 Mar

Geospatial Primer: in Search of the Next "Killer App"

in Database, Programming, Ingres, OSGeo

In this article, we provide a primer on geospatial technology. We then explain possible reasons for growth in the geospatial industry, examine Ingres' geospatial project, and relate the material to learnings about open source as a protocol for business.

01 Mar

FOSSLC Upgrades

We've rolled out some upgrades to the site over the weekend. These upgrades will improved the look of the website, the ease of use, and solved some bugs.

Inevitably, there will be some issues. If you would, please report the bugs to us through your choice of ways to contact us. Email is easiest for us.

Thank you.