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Grim Beefer
11-28-2005, 11:24 PM
Today Autodesk announced that they are realeasing the code to "MapServer Enterprise" a web map server (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Map_Server) applicaton. From the yahoo news article:

"As a sign of its support for the growing momentum behind open source web mapping technologies, Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=adsk&d=t) - News (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=adsk)) 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."

Full article here. (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051128/sfm053.html?.v=33)

What do you guys think, is the start of a new trend for Autodesk?; or is this an attempt to appease a growing OSS movement by throwing the dog a bone? Who knows, with the recent aqquisition of Alias, Autodesk has one flagship 3d animation package too many; a new OS 3d application would be quite appreciated (wishful thinking I know).

Kai01W
11-29-2005, 12:25 AM
What do you guys think, is the start of a new trend for Autodesk?; or is this an attempt to appease a growing OSS movement by throwing the dog a bone? Who knows, with the recent aqquisition of Alias, Autodesk has one flagship 3d animation package too many; a new OS 3d application would be quite appreciated (wishful thinking I know).

Backburner would be a good start, actually...

-k

Bonedaddy
11-29-2005, 01:40 AM
Backburner would be a good start, actually...

-k

Yes. Please. If they aren't going to fix it, let someone else do it, for the love of god.

Trident_2K5
11-29-2005, 07:46 PM
Just interesting... What will happen with FBX SDK once Alias would be fully acquired? Would Autodesk leave things as they are, drop it in favor of their own toys, or make it OSS too, or...

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