This week is a busy week for events. While PostgreSQL is having its PostgreSQL West
conference in Seattle, the biggest Open Source GIS conference of the year is happening in Sydney, Australia FOSS4G 2009.
Sadly given our schedule and the distances of the commutes, we couldn't make either conference.
pointed out that the video is out for Paul Ramsey's FOSS4G 2009 Keynote speech
on Beyond Nerds Bearing Gifts: The Future of the Open Source Economy.
I think its a very important distinction Paul makes between selling software and selling a product, that a lot of people miss when trying to evaluate the solvency of
open source software.
For those who don't know Paul, he's one of the co-founders of the PostGIS project and Refractions Research.