Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Open source in Industrial Tech In CatB, ESR noted that open-source might not be suitable for high-end industrial apps with narrow applications. However, this excerpt from a German consultant looking at how the Web is changing the engineering world documents and example of where open-source was successful. He gives the example of Open CASCADE and its impact on the development of highly specialized technical and scientific applications.

If you want to see Open CASCADE's cheif rival, the closed CATIA system, check out the Gehry exhibit at the Guggenheim in NYC. He used the system to create his misanthropic buildings.


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