Make Smarter - Geospatial Revolution, Selling FOSS to Government
Gads! It would appear I forgot about my monthly Make Smarter last month. And by forgot I mean I totally saw it coming and jumped out of the way while sparring with a bunch of other projects. Never fear - the month off means I have a backlog of brain-boosting materials to share.
First up, Episode 2 of Penn State’s Public Broadcasting series Geospatial Revolution is out. If you didn’t catch the first one, these are extremely high-quality videos introducing people to GIS. Episode 2 includes chapters on creating an interactive city, powering business, and finding a healthy future.
Cameron Shorter of LISAsoft has a very good talk called How to sell Open Source to Government. He does a great job in addressing many of the problems getting open source software in public agencies, giving 7 steps to help get you in the door. A transcript is available on Cameron’s site.