In recent years, the way open source software is developed has taken hold as a valid alternative to commercial proprietary methods, as have the products themselves, e.g., the Linux operating system, Apache web-server software, and Mozilla Firefox browser. But what is open source software? How is the open source community organized? What makes this new model successful? What effects has it had and might it have on the future of the IT industry, companies and government policies? These and many other questions are answered in this book.The first chapter gives a brief history of the open source community and the second chapter takes a close look at the relationship between intellectual property rights and software, both open source and proprietary. The next three chapters consider the who, the open source community, the how, software development both within and outside the community, and the what, open source projects and product quality. Chapters 6 and 7 focus on the different users of open source software: companies and governments respectively. These are followed by two chapters that interpret the phenomenon, first from an organizational point of view in Chapter 8 and then using the theory of complex adaptive systems in Chapter 9. The last chapter explores the current and potential applications of the concept underlying open source software in other fields.
With this third edition of Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach, we enter the new era of GRASS6, the first release that includes substantial new code developed by the International GRASS Development Team. The dramatic growth in open source software libraries has made the GRASS6 development more efficient, and has enhanced GRASS interoperability with a wide range of open source and proprietary geospatial tools.
Thoroughly updated with material related to the GRASS6, the third edition includes new sections on attribute database management and SQL support, vector networks analysis, lidar data processing and new graphical user interfaces. All chapters were updated with numerous practical examples using the first release of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art geospatial data set.
Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach (third edition) preserves the continuity of previous editions by maintaining the proven book's structure and continues to target a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in government and industry as well as graduate students interested in geospatial analysis and modeling.
The broad national coverage and array of topics in Natural Resources Law is of interest to readers across the country. Most cases are introduced with a photo or map of the place, along with a context-setting paragraph. The text conveys the drama behind resource disputes and policy and the love-of-place. Each group of cases--both foundational cases as well as new decisions--begins with a factually rich discussion problem tailored to the cases that follow. Many problems mirror traditional essay exam questions; others raise contemporary policy issues. This highly teachable book groups readings into discrete, assignment-sized chunks of 25-40 pages, allowing coverage of 2-4 cases or one problem during each class section. The main emphasis is on primary sources, and each chapter opens with relevant statutory and regulatory sections.
The Third Edition sees an expanded emphasis on energy, exploring the Deepwater Horizon disaster, fracking, renewable energy development on federal lands, and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Climate change is addressed in every chapter. More great problems appear alongside photographs and slides. New cases and notes examine Connecticut v. American Electric Powe r (climate change and nuisance law); Summers v. Earth Island Institute and Monstanto v. Geerston Seed Farms (standing); Carcieri v. Salazar (Indian Reorganization Act); Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida DEP and PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana (public trust); Arizona Cattle Growers' Ass'n v. Salazar and Center for Biological Diversity v. Kempthorne (Endangered Species Act); Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day (water law); National Mining Ass'n v. Jackson (mountaintop removal/valley fill); and Casitas Municipal Water Dist. v. United States (regulatory takings and water rights.)
Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:
Hopefully, there are a few poems in this book with which you will connect and say "That's exactly how I felt at one time or another."
-Kent E. Olsen, Author of "Alone in a Pew"
Is everyday life intriguing to you? "Opening the Door Just a Crack" inspects the little wonders of life from the physical to the spiritual. Explore the author's innermost feelings and her relationships with the many people who cross her path. The reality of life with its ups and downs and joys and sorrows provides the perfect backdrop for this unique collection of poetry.
Whether exploring the sun and the stars, angels, dreams and reality, or the promise of love, author Christine Dieckhoff shares her perspective of the world in which we live. We are not alone in our perception of the world around us, our feelings, and the greater community of humankind. There are no magical answers to having a wonderful life, but "Opening the Door Just a Crack" reveals how to seek out ways to survive and enjoy the events that unfold each day.
My Soul Knows Your Soul
No matter where we are, I know we will remain friends,
For our souls have met and touched,
And now my soul knows your soul.
When we meet there's hopeful anticipation for happiness;
Our souls reach out to one another to make it so.
When your soul soothes mine,
I feel recognition and admiration,
Comfort and contentment,
Joy and peace.
If we part, God will keep our souls together,
Because souls can not be separated
Once they have touched in His presence.
They become as one,
With a deeper knowledge of self.
Forever.Whether exploring the sun and the stars, angels, dreams and reality, or the promise of love, author Christine Dieckhoff shares her perspective of the world in which we live. We are not alone in our perception of the world around us, our feelings, and the greater community of humankind. There are no magical answers to having a wonderful life, but Opening the Door Just a Crack reveals how to seek out ways to survive and enjoy the events that unfold each day.
Designed to fill an overlooked gap, this book, originally published in 1972, provides a single unified introduction to bibliographical sources of British military history. Moreover it includes guidance in a number of fields in which no similar source is available at all, giving information on how to obtain acess to special collections and private archives, and links military history, especially during peacetime, with the development of science and technology.
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