[OSGeo-Discuss] Any plan for improving "Service Providers"?

Jacolin Yves yjacolin at free.fr
Tue Aug 4 00:33:23 PDT 2009

Le Monday 03 August 2009 20:13:09 Frank Warmerdam, vous avez écrit :
> Yves Jacolin (free) wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Anyone could tell me it there are any plan for improving the Service
> > Provider [1] ?
> >
> > For instance, add more information about service provided by each company
> > like formation, support, custom dev, development of OSGeo application,
> > etc.
> Yves,
> There was a plan to add indicators for service providers that had
> contributed back to the community in a variety of ways (sponsorships,
> supporting projects with developers, etc), but it never was implemented.
>    http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/SPD_Prioritization
> I have tried to avoid attempting to describe services in too much detail
> within the application itself, and instead *hoped* that organizations would
> provide a landing page that gave a good description of their services
> appropriate to people coming from the service provider directory.
> Organizations provide a wide set of services, and it is hard to describe
> them consistently for searching purposes.  I think it is better to see the
> SPD as giving pointers to service providers that the searcher can then
> research more deeply using other mechanisms.
> Also, keep in mind that we do not currently vette organizations and the
> more complicated the classification the more inconsistently it is likely to
> be applied.  We already have the problems that service providers which to
> list lots of countries where they are willing to operate while we really
> want that field to indicate countries where they have existing staff on the
> ground in an office.
> Best regards,

Many thanks for your answer Frank, it gives me some interesting information :)


Yves Jacolin

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