QGIS Australia User Meetup 2017: Convincing management to trust Open Source GIS

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QGIS Australia User Meetup 2017: Convincing management to trust Open Source GIS

Despite policies being in place for close to a decade for Governments to consider Open Source equally with Proprietary Software; and despite there being robust stack of feature rich and standards compliant Open Source Software which often out-competes proprietary equivalents; Open Source applications like QGIS continue to be a fringe consideration in many government purchases. Why?

This presentation talks about the elusive Open Business; how Open Communities consistently out-innovate and out-compete closed programs long term, but they require informed and forward thinking technicians and decision makers to understand the successful business strategies required to embrace the advantages of the new digital economy.

QGIS has all the markings of a successful Open Source project. Let’s help explain the strategies needed to make QGIS (and other Open Source) succeed in your organisation.

Presented by Cameron Shorter. Slides from this presentation are available at http://ift.tt/2jYVBRK

Recorded at the first QGIS Australia User Meetup in November, 2017.

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