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Open source vs. proprietary GIS tools

An insightful discussion has been going on recently on the OSGeo-Discuss mailing list, around the question Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)? Among the main points: if you think open source, think modular. And: Good cartographic output remains a problem for open source. Other interesting issues are discussed, for example db capabilities.

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