VentureBeat wrote a couple of days ago how Amsterdam aims to attract tech entrepreneurs. The article highlights the infrastructure (events, places, communities) offered by existing startups and individuals, and how it paves the way into making Amsterdam a place known in Europe for innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.
« Inscrite à la loi, cette disposition législative fera en sorte que les décideurs au sein de l'appareil de l'État devront dorénavant prendre les mesures nécessaires pour que les logiciels libres soient considérés lorsque vient le temps de moderniser les systèmes informatiques des ministères et organismes. Il était temps », a déclaré Marie Malavoy, qui se réjouit également que le gouvernement doive maintenant assurer la pérennité de son patrimoine numérique.
Apple announced on Monday iCloud, Lion, and iOS5. Oh , and one more thing: iTunes Match. A 24.99$ a year service that lets you take your existing pira…. er, ripped music and get Apple to legitimize it. The revolutionary part of this announcement has to do with the labels. It’s clear the music labels were involved in approving this plan, and it’s also clear that a part of that yearly fee is going to the labels. It’s low enough people will pay it. A lot of people.
After FOSS4G 2010 in Barcelona, it’s the turn of the city of Denver, Co., to host for 2011 the FOSS4G conference (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial), the international event of OSGeo (Open Source Geospatial Consortium). Activities will take place the week of September 12 to 16. Spatialytics is pleased to support the event through a sponsorship as did many organizations and companies, local and international, small and large … more or less involved in the OSGeo and its various projects … but certainly at least “users and beneficiaries.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. The OGC now counts 424 members, where half are companies and about 40% is from North America. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT.
I will be in Chicago this week as a participant to one of the panels in the agenda of « Enterprise Strategies for Location Intelligence USA 2011 », a first edition in this LI series by TheWhereBusiness.
Spatialytics is a Bronze sponsor of Geomatics 2011, THE Conference of the Geospatial industry in Quebec, returning every two years, organized by the Montreal Chapter of the CIG (Canadian Institute of Geomatics). The presence of Spatialytics among the exhibitors will be an opportunity to show the Open Source technologies and commercial solutions of the company. In addition to its offer GeoBI offering, Spatialytics will also represent its business partners for Quebec, solutions in BI and Geospatial (OpenGeo and GeoCat) will also be on display and available at the booth.
Spatialytics develops GeoBI solutions for the BI and Geospatial industries. But for the market of the Province of Québec, via partnerships, Spatialytics also offers BI and Geospatial solutions. We are announcing a new partnership in Geospatial with GeoCat BV, a company based in the Netherlands, well-known for its work around GeoNetwork, an Open Source catalog application to manage spatially referenced resources & metadata. More recently, GeoCat launched a unique product, GeoCat Bridge, establishing literally a « bridge » between GIS professionals and some Open Source web solutions.
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