GVSIG ASSOCIATION: PROMOTING AN OPEN SOURCE BUSINESS MODEL
The growth of the open source gvSIG Ppoject over the past five years has been matched by a growth in business based on services dealing with the project. More and more users, for example, local governments are requesting the development of new services based on gvSIG, thus promoting the development of the industrial fabric.
In order to guarantee the future of the gvSIG project, a stable organization that ensures its continuity is necessary. Based on these premises, the Association for the promotion of FOSS4G and the gvSIG development, known as "gvSIG Association” was born. The gvSIG Association aims for the sustainability of the gvSIG project and the development of FOSS4G solutions. The gvSIG Association is an open nonprofit international organization but with a business and indefinite duration. Their founding members are four companies (SME).
Likewise, the gvSIG Association has signed partnership agreements with other companies and it is working on the definition of honor membership status for all those non-business entities - such as local governments, R&D Centers and Universities that want to be part of the gvSIG Association.
Alvaro Anguix - gvSIG Association
Amelia Del Rey - gvSIG Association