[Board] Board Digest, Vol 130, Issue 7

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Sun Jul 2 13:35:14 PDT 2017


I think the language currently used on the 2017 FOSS4G web site is spot on, perhaps the confusion is a matter of the subtleties/nuances of the English language?


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Steven


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>   1. Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo is the host of FOSS4G not a guest
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> From: Michael Terner <mgt at appgeo.com>
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> Again, this is *entirely* the Board's call. But I just want to make sure
> everyone is clear on what is being presented right now. Below is a screen
> shot of our home screen, where it clearly states "Presented by: OSGeo"
> including the logo. You need to scroll down to near the bottom of the page
> (past our videos, our location map, our keynotes and other information) to
> see the "sponsor recognition". Also, and with due respect to Bonn, we
> believe (and worked jointly with OSGeo on the language), that "Presented
> by" is the proper terminology. Indeed, the conferences are "*hosted by"* the
> local organizing committees (LOC's). The "competition" is all about which
> city gets to *host* the event; and it does need to be made clear that OSGeo
> is the overarching organization that is "presenting" and supporting the
> event.
> 
> We will do what is asked, but personally I'm a little confused about why
> "both" isn't appropriate?
> 
> MT
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> On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 2:09 PM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org>
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>> Hi all,
>> 
>> I agree with Maxi.
>> 
>> In 2016 we had the OSGeo logo on the FOSS4G webside with
>> 
>> hosted by OSGeo
>> 
>> See http://2016.foss4g.org/home.html
>> 
>> That would be better.
>> 
>> Astrid
>> 
>> 
>> Am 2017-07-02 10:22, schrieb Massimiliano Cannata:
>> 
>>> Dear community and board members,
>>> Today I found out that OSGeo is a a SPONSOR of the FOSS4G-2017 Boston
>>> conference.
>>> 
>>> This is disappointing me !
>>> 
>>> At least for two reasons:
>>> 
>>> 1- foss4g is the OSGeo's conference, so OSGeo is the host not a guest
>>> (have you ever seen AGU sponsoring it's annual event?)
>>> 
>>> 2- OSGeo is already providing seed and risk exposure money so it
>>> shouldn't need to pay for get exposure or being listed in the sponsor
>>> page.
>>> 
>>> So, as an OSGeo charter member, I formally ask the board to remove
>>> OSGeo from the sponsor list !
>>> 
>>> Regards
>>> Maxi
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