Debate Are Open Source GIS Server reliable at large scale?


gO Newbie
Aug 10, 2020

Open Source GIS community grown a lot and came a long way. There are many good GIS software and tools available. Some are excellent and can perform as good as commercial software.

But, if we have to implement GIS on large scale.. say at state or province level; Are Open Source GIS Servers reliable.. in terms of stability, long-term support and many such issues. As Open Source depends largely on community support, are not there risks, say whether after 5-10 years support will be available? Unlike Commercial Software there is no bonding contract between two parties so what if that particular Open Source Software itself taken down by developers or support is closed?

These are very basic questions but important ones as for implementing Large Scale GIS through Open Source GIS Server, a lot of things are there at stake..