[Board] Marketing/sponsors/...

Yves Jacolin yjacolin at free.fr
Thu Jan 3 08:21:37 PST 2013

Hello Jeff,

Thanks sharing this, this is indeed important as we want to do the same here 
in France: find support from official and governmental organism.

I will try to find some examples in my side.


Le jeudi 3 janvier 2013 12:14:18 Jeff McKenna a écrit :
> Hello Board and community,
> I did debate which mailing list to send this to
> (board/discuss/marketing), but let's start here.
> I received a message from one of the OSGeo-Japan leaders (Hayashi-san)
> pointing to an important recent blog entry from another OSGeo-Japan
> leader (Mori-san, CEO of Orkney):
> http://blog.goo.ne.jp/jg2tkh/e/b4e04c4da1f141c66f48b3bd5142c733
> I will try my best to summarize:
> - Orkney is a long-time contributor and sponsor for FOSS4G projects
> - Mori-san is concerned that only his company is willing to contribute
> to OpenLayers3 ("OL3") development in Japan, even though many
> organizations will use OL3
> - a large federal org (Geospatial Information Authority, GSI, of Japan)
> uses OpenLayers2 , but is so far not committed to helping OL3 development
> - Hayashi-san thinks sharing examples of other organizations/governments
> who support FOSS4G/OSGeo Projects will help OSGeo-JP attract
> contributions from local orgs like GSI
> Do we have such a page to point to?  (yes this is a marketing issue)
> e.g. case studies of organizations helping OSGeo Projects grow
> (note that this is needed on my own website, so I don't pretend to be
> the marketing expert, but I do realize it is SUPER important)
> Thoughts?
> -jeff
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Yves Jacolin

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