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

Landon Blake sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 14:08:52 PDT 2016


Good work Marc. I will print this out and read it over in detail tonight.

Landon

On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 12:37 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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...).
>
> --
> Jody Garnett
>
> On 15 April 2016 at 03:28, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>>
>>> --
>>> *Massimiliano Cannata*
>>>
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>>>
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