[Board] OSGeo Contact

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Jan 2 12:17:23 PST 2013


I would note that in the past we mostly just gave Tyler's number for
contacts, and after that I believe Arnulf put his personal number in a
variety of contact places.  I think a google voice account as a voice
mail service is good, and provides a reasonably reliable end point for
communication that requires minimal changes as our executive changes.
On the other hand I don't imagine it will ever get *much* use.  It
just services as one aspect of being a professional, reachable

Best regards,

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> As we have been notified that our GoogleVoice phone number has not been
> used, I think we should question whether we need it.
> It seems that everyone wanting to contact us over the past ??? period has
> contacted us via one of our other methods (email, or directly phoning an
> individual).
> While I don't feel strongly about it, I'd suggest we should drop the use of
> the phone number, and reduce the amount of things we need to maintain.
> On 3/01/2013 7:00 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Hello Board,
>> Frank and I received a message from GoogleVoice that our virtual number
>> (801-896-7436) will be disconnected/reclaimed if we don't use it (either
>> by making a call or sending a text) by January 27th.   So, this spurred
>> some actions, and here are some notes:
>> - this virtual number was setup by mgp (thanks!); email thread at
>> http://osgeo-org.1560.n6.nabble.com/Tyler-s-phone-number-is-still-on-some-literature-td4916198.html
>> - calls goto voicemail, with an OSGeo greeting, and the message is
>> transcribed to text and emailed to info(at)osgeo.org (and a link to the
>> audio message)
>> - tested this and it is working well
>> - logged into the GoogleVoice account and sent a text message to myself
>> (to avoid this disconnection)
>> - added a security number and email address to that GoogleVoice account
>> (in case we forget the account password); currently my phone/email is
>> listed but we can change that whenever needed
>> - updated the OSGeo contact info on the wiki (still pointed to Arnulf's
>> number) with my own number and this Google one:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Contact
>> - reported this contact change to an existing OSGeo-Live ticket
>> (https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/999#comment:3)
>> - note that this GoogleVoice number can make free NA calls or text
>> messages (to make calls to other countries we'll need to add some credit
>> to the account; currently there is a zero balance)
>> If anyone notices any old contact references please make the changes, or
>> let me know.
>> -jeff
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