[Board] Awesome OSGeo Vision and Analysis from Marc Vloemans!
jody.garnett at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 00:37:10 PDT 2016
Thanks for the interesting read Marc, you are inspiring as always. I argued
with the wiki on your behalf to restore the bulleted lists / numbered lits
you had typed in.
I would love to consider the participating projects as "stakeholders" in
your piece, and consider the role OSGeo plays as a software foundation.
Both for projects (a place to belong, a legal party to own code, etc...)
and for protecting users (holding projects to a standard of not just open
source but inclusive/open governance etc...).
On 15 April 2016 at 03:28, 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:
> 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
> 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>
> 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 
>> Details on the process and on the strategy are available at
>> http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/osgeo-2026-strategy  and are
>> described in the preamble of the survey.
>> In the name of the Board of Directors,
>> Thanks and Best regards,
>>  http://goo.gl/forms/HTGTlKv7SB
>>  http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/osgeo-2026-strategy
>> *Massimiliano Cannata*
>> Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica
>> Responsabile settore Geomatica
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