Interview on National Broadband Map architecture
by Sebastian Benthall
Interview with Juan Marín Otero from Computech on development of the National Broadband Map, released by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission.
Developing on open source has given us the flexibility needed in a project like this without having to worry about whether we had enough licenses per computing “core” or not, and choosing the right components for each requirement, rather than having to adopt monolithic suites with great functionality but poor performance and little chance of adaptation. One of the advantages that may seem trivial but in this work environment is very important is that I have the whole project on my laptop, and I can make changes from a Starbucks, if necessary (and I use this example because it happened to me once on the project).