Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Autodesk Contributes Web Mapping Software to Open Source Community

Autodesk Contributes Web Mapping Software to Open Source Community: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "As a sign of its support for the growing momentum behind open source web mapping technologies, Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK - News) today announced the company is releasing the code for MapServer Enterprise, the company's new web mapping platform, as open source. A snapshot of the MapServer Enterprise source code is available today through the new MapServer Foundation, an independent non- profit organization with the mission of supporting and promoting open source web mapping. The foundation's charter members include MapServer Technical Steering Committee members, the University of Minnesota MapServer Project, the DM Solutions Group, and Autodesk. A letter from the group's leaders detailing their decision to work together can also be found on the MapServer Foundation web site (http://www.mapserverfoundation.org )."

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