[Board] [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo is the host of FOSS4G not a guest

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 00:09:52 PDT 2017

Michael, thank you for being accommodating, let's work to resolve this as
quickly as possible (as we do all have more pressing matters to attend to).

I have started a "vote
<https://www.loomio.org/d/IsKcxY81/foss4g-sponsorship-placement>" with a
very short turn around for board members to act on. Can I ask if printing
has all ready been ordered for the event, or if our logo can be removed
from the sponsors section prior to printing (assuming the above vote

To anyone from the conference committee I apologize if we are overstepping
our bounds; I know the board has delegated responsibility to the conference

Jody Garnett

On 2 July 2017 at 11:45, Michael Terner <mgt at appgeo.com> wrote:

> + Conference Dev
> 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
> [image: Inline image 1]
> On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 2:09 PM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org
> > wrote:
>> 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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>> Astrid Emde
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>> Open Source Geospatial Foundation
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Astrid_Emde
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