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Mar 8, 2006

Autodesk Announces MapGuide Open Source Through The Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Software publisher Autodesk, Inc. announced today a new version of MapGuide Open Source. Originally called MapServer Enterprise, Autodesk has made it available on the new MapGuide Open Source site hosted by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

MapGuide Open Source is free software licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. It allows users to quickly develop and distribute spatial and design data over the web. Autodesk plans to offer a commercial version, called Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2007 later this year.

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation's mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open geospatial technologies and data. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.