[Board] [OSGeo-Discuss] Awesome OSGeo Vision and Analysis from Marc Vloemans!

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at ncsu.edu
Fri Apr 15 13:30:44 PDT 2016


Marc,

you can find the founding info on the OSGeo website.
http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation//meetings/2006_02_04/meeting.html

specifically here is the list of founders and the projects
http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation//meetings/2006_02_04/participants.html

the founding projects are also listed at the end of the notes here
http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation//meetings/2006_02_04/BreakoutTakeaways.html

As you may notice, Autodesk actually played quite important role.

Thank you for the inspiring vision for the marketing committee and OSGeo in
general,

Helena



On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Marc Vloemans <marcvloemans1 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Maxi
>
> I have not been at the actual birthing myself ;-)
> As far as I could retrieve from the archives the MapServer community
> appeared to have been the basis, as its Bylaws were legally
> transferred/adopted. Perhaps someone else knows more?
>
> More importantly it illustrates that ; the mental model/ideas of how to
> organise and run an umbrella organisation like OSGeo is a carbon copy of
> how a single project community operates (voting, chapter members in stead
> of committees, infrastructure like IRC/wiki). For inspiration I draw from;
> the Apache Foundation is somewhat differently organised from its individual
> projects (in terms of governance, structure, expertises, processes,
> infrastructure and the like).
>
> From a former life (Architecture/City planning); 'form follows function'.
> A bus station (usually) does not resemble a single bus.
>
> Looking forward to your suggestions/ideas on the matter.
>
> Vriendelijke groet,
> Marc Vloemans
>
>
> Op 15 apr. 2016 om 13:45 heeft Massimiliano Cannata <
> massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch> het volgende geschreven:
>
> Thanks Mark for sharing your personal vision, as multi-decade experienced
> person.
> I believe that your points are helpful to inspire further discussion.
>
> The only remark I wish to mention is that OSGeo is a community that has
> always been an umbrella for projects (it never evolved to, but it born from
> several communities as it is).
>
> Maxi
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 2016-04-15 12:28 GMT+02:00 Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>:
>
>> Mark has started an excellent SWOT analysis of OSGeo, laying a foundation
>> for a practical, implementable vision for OSGeo. I suggest everyone grad a
>> coffee and take the time to read and then comment:
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:Marketing_Committee
>>
>> Mark, thank you for the deep thought you have obviously put into this.
>> I'm excited to hear feedback from others, and ideas on how to refine your
>> ideas and put them into practice.
>>
>> Warm regards, Cameron
>>
>> On 15/04/2016 2:04 am, Marc VLOEMANS wrote:
>>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> Thanks for the invite and effort preparing it. I will certainly try to
>> fill it out to my best of abilities. But I feel it lacks an objective frame
>> work to sift, group, choose, prioritise and execute the results of the
>> questionnaire.
>> The present leap from vision/mission to objectives is often a bit too big
>> for me (I miss a storyline); explicit transparent strategy formulation
>> should make the questionaire easier :-).
>>
>> Unfortunately there are too many implicit assumptions when it comes to
>> our intended strategy. We already do many things (events, projects,
>> products, partnering, other initiatives) for many stakeholders. But which
>> add more value to these than others (having a volunteer does not make
>> something worthwhile doing)? What do stakeholders expect from OSGeo (did we
>> ever ask)? Which initiatives are more instrumental to fullfil our mission
>> than others (not necessarily the number of mentions in the
>> questionaire...)? Which initoatives deserve more attention than others (eg
>> those fullfilling more objectives at the same time)? If none of us is
>> interested in executing a certain activity/task, it does not mean that this
>> activity is not crucial to our existence.....
>>
>> I have done some quick thinking and writing on how general strategic
>> principles would apply to OSGeo, where the Board's objectives fit in and
>> what possible avenues we have to meet them. So I share this with the list
>> via this link: <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:Marketing_Committee>
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:Marketing_Committee
>> For those who take the time to read, hopefully my thought process can
>> help with filling in the questionaire and deciding what we are going to do
>> and monitoring the results!
>>
>> (For those who do not know me; I have a multi-decade track record in
>> strategy, business development and marketing with most types of
>> organzations. Good software has an architecture, good strategy does too ;-)
>>
>> Please, do not consider this as a critique or an alternative to
>> vision/mission/objectives and related questionaire, but rather as a means
>> to fill essential gaps. Ones to fill in order to optimise our added value
>> as an organisation.
>>
>> Happy reading.
>> Cheers, Marc Vloemans
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Marc Vloemans
>>
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>>
>>
>> 2016-04-12 18:41 GMT+02:00 Massimiliano Cannata <
>> massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>:
>>
>>> Dear OSGeo Community member,
>>> during the Face to Face board meeting held in February in Eide (Holland)
>>> a new 2026 OSGeo strategy has been formulated. We are now in a phase of
>>> community engagement to define the tactics to be implemented in the 2016 so
>>> that we can advance toward our goals.
>>>
>>> For this reason, the board kindly ask you to participate in the survey
>>> by filling (as many time as your ideas are) the form at this url:
>>> <http://goo.gl/forms/HTGTlKv7SB>http://goo.gl/forms/HTGTlKv7SB [1]
>>>
>>> Details on the process and on the strategy are available at
>>> http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/osgeo-2026-strategy [2] and are
>>> described in the preamble of the survey.
>>>
>>>
>>> In the name of the Board of Directors,
>>> Thanks and Best regards,
>>> Maxi
>>>
>>>
>>> [1] http://goo.gl/forms/HTGTlKv7SB
>>>
>>> [2]  http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/osgeo-2026-strategy
>>>
>>> --
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>>>
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>>>
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>
> Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica
>
> Responsabile settore Geomatica
>
>
> Istituto scienze della Terra
>
> Dipartimento ambiente costruzione e design
>
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>
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