Keynote: Who cares about Community? Or: Why data and tools for maps should be Free

Geodata and GI-Software offer great economic potential, not only for those who develop solutions, but also for the society that benefits from these solutions.

The base for Free Data and Software is the community that forms around it. Many examples show how lively communities send signals, which in turn ensure growth and a further heterogenization of the community itself and evokes impulses for the perception and use and thus makes those, who still hold hands over data or code contemplative.