November 11, 2007

Autodesk on Mentor Software and open source

In a decent read, Computerworld mag recently interview Autodesk's Liam Speden to get a better handle on the company's plans for open sourcing the map projection & coordinate conversion technology recently acquired from Mentor Software. From the interview... "By enabling the open source community to develop and provide these enhancements, customers will benefit from more rapid innovation." Sharing a common set of coordinate systems and transformations appears to be the goal. No more need to re-engineer conversion technology... See Computerworld

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