[Board] [Marketing] motion: marketing committee chair

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Thu May 12 03:27:13 PDT 2016


Mark
Thanks for the resume.
Could you shorthly summarise what's the marketing comm goals are and how it
relate to the board?

Thanks
Il 12/Mag/2016 10:27, "Marc VLOEMANS" <marcvloemans1 at gmail.com> ha scritto:

> Nicolas et al
>
> I realise that some in the committe may not know me, so for those a
> bulleted resume cum history:
>
> - in the days Frank Warmerdam served on the board I had a discussion on
> how OSGeo missed out by the way its marketing was done. Somehow, I did not
> get any traction and left it.
> - during the time Bart van der Eijnden served as Board member I again
> proposed to the Board (asked by and communicated via Bart) to work on
> proper strategic marketing. The reply we got was not quite what we
> expected, though.
> - this year I felt first hand as member of the LOC FOSS4G2016 in Bonn that
> the LOC is reinventing the marketing wheel and thus spending too much
> personal time. We cannot depend on any marketing help from OSGeo (and a
> shabby mailinglist of 20+k is hilariously small, considering the world wide
> impact our projects have), so Jody roped me in (he would make a great
> fisherman!).
> - Please be aware that the present committee has been dormant for 2 years,
> judging from (the lack of) mailinglist, wiki and website activity
>
> So why did I step up to the plate? While I:
> - cannot code and will not ever learn how to, but are in awe of those that
> can explain 'stuff' to me
> - have no employer or business (anymore) benefitting from OSGeo work
> - have not worked on OSGeo-projects otherwise
> - am often frustrated to have next to no peers to talk to when it comes to
> what community marketing is/can be (e.g. not only PR)
>
> Well, because (in no particular order):
> - open source in general has been my stamping ground for 15 odd years
> - I grew into this community and the community grew on me
> - it overlaps some of and faciliates my LOC Bonn involvement
> - my earlier business and employer had overlapping activities with OSGeo
> - I consider some as very good friends, who I can support in turn for
> their help in the past/present/future
> - I feel my more business related skills and experience complement the
> abundance of technical abilities in the community
> - it is a culture where I feel comfortable in (while remaining critical at
> the same time ;-)
>
> However, I ask:
> - the committee, the Board and the community at large to either contribute
> structurally (e.g. to the concept marketing proposal in the
> wiki-marketing-discussion)
> - Or show faith me in my skills and experience and provide additonal
> feed-back, insights, experiences or just moral support whenever someone
> feels obliged to
> - and act upon the findings and to-do's
>
> And to be a little bit Dutch:
> - past & present inertia has raised the issue of irrelevance
> - no effective strategy and marketing is scattering the scarce resources
> we have
> - if there were more people from the business side of open spatial
> involved I welcome them full heartedly
> - following procedures etc is all well and good, but it hamstrings in many
> situations, so transparancy is what really counts
>
> So bottom line:
> - I am getting impatient as time is moving fast
> - I am getting exasperated as I am
> - I am getting frustrated with lask of progress
> - I am getting fed up with raising the dead
>
> If:
> - I have to wait on the present Marketing committee (or what's left of it)
> - I have to wait on a new committee (I do not exactly see people fighting
> to get in)
> - if I have to wait on getting things done (I cannot imagine software
> development depending on quora's etc)
>
> In order to:
> - scratch my own itch
> - be part of the solution instead of the problem
> - get things moving forward
>
> Then I rather pass and move on.
> Well, so much for my pitch for the White House ;-)
>
>
> (Sorry to see you leave Jeroen, but I know you have already too many
> things on your hands ;-)
>
> Regards, Marc
>
>
>
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>
> 2016-05-12 9:19 GMT+02:00 Jeroen Ticheler <jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net>:
>
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to also step back from the marketing committee. I can't give
>> it the attention it needs.
>> Cheers, Jeroen
>>
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>>
>> Op 12 mei 2016 om 09:10 heeft Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> het
>> volgende geschreven:
>>
>> I offered to join a few months ago, as has Marc, but the website does not
>> reflect this - the wiki <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marketing_Committee>
>> lists the following members:
>>
>>    - Cameron Shorter, Chair
>>    - Alex Mandel
>>    - Arnulf Christl
>>    - Jeroen Ticheler
>>    - Jo Cook
>>    - Nicolas Bozon
>>    - Peter Batty
>>    - Daniele Nascimento
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
>>
>> On 11 May 2016 at 23:09, nicolas bozon <nicolas.bozon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 30/04/2016 3:20 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> To keep up with current events I would like to make two motions:
>>>>>
>>>>> - MOT1: Thanks Cameron for his service (thank you) as Marketting chair
>>>>>
>>>>
>>> +1
>>> Thank you Cameron for long and good service as committee chair
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>>> - MOT2: Accept Marc Vloeman's offer volunteer for this role - and
>>>>> nominate him for this position.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> -0
>>> While i warmly welcome Jody and Marc in the Committee, i am surprised by
>>> the lack of reaction or our committee members.
>>> Before pushing motions and nominating a new chair, we should first
>>> ensure that we have enough active voting members IMHO.
>>> I suggest we may postpone this motion in order to first 'upgrade'
>>> memberships  and hopefully get a descent 'quorum' anytime.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
>>>
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