[OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial support (Company profile improvement options)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Sep 3 09:59:48 PDT 2010

Bob Basques wrote:
>   All,
> I know this has to be created and managed somehow, but here are some 
> ideas on this:
>     * Could there be some way of collecting business information related
>       to not only OpenSource software but also a means for companies to
>       describe themselves in their own words, even as it pertains to
>       non-open products, as these are often a concern when bidding on
>       projects.
>     * A simple one pager type of thing, listing software (open and
>       proprietary, possibly with the Open source stuff highlighted and
>       linked) and a general company resume, maybe even including a link
>       section for past projects.
>     * Inclusion of the prospective company logo on the profile page.
>     * A list of company partners.
>     * It would be real nice as a company owner for example, to be able
>       to link directly to a OSGEO "support" registry page.   I think a
>       system like this would keep things updated regularly.  I keep
>       forgetting the entry is even in there for my interests because I
>       don't touch it enough.


I really think those who register as service providers should just
make an effort to provide the above details as they see fit on a
landing page on their own web site.  It feels like you are trying to
overcomplicate what is actually kept track of in the registry.

Best regards,
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