Victoria, Here I Come Sean Gillies 2007-05-14 00:00 Looks like I'm in. I'm pleased and, honestly, a bit surprised. WxS owns the open source GIS community, and I worried that a presentation on an alternative might be a bit too niche. Update: Jason Birch and Paul Ramsey have more and more. Comments Re: Victoria, Here I Come Author: Jason Birch I voted for it... From my perspective it is more mainstream than WsX, it's just that some people haven't noticed yet. I come from a strong proprietary background. From my perspective, good open source projects are incredibly quick tend to embrace anything that helps them to play better together, in stark contrast to the anti-commoditization hedging of proprietary products. In your usual jaded fashion, I think you're discounting the open source geospatial community's willingness to adopt new methods that work. ;) Re: Victoria, Here I Come Author: Jason Birch I'm constantly surprised by how many perspectives I have :( Re: Victoria, Here I Come Author: Bill Thorp I'll spare you my anti-300-page-spec-thats-so-complex-you-have-to-devlop-an-essentailly-proprietary-profile-to-implement-it rant. Consider WxS vs. REST-GIS from the viewpoint of the Robustness Principle: "Be conservative in what you do; be liberal in what you accept from others." If you're even meeting half of that, you're doing at least as well as WxS is.