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

Bob Basques bob.b at gritechnologies.com
Fri Sep 3 11:07:24 PDT 2010


Replying to my own posting to make an addition.  There is still no indication on the front page about (commercial) 
"Support" providers.  Should there be some link on the front page about who (can) support the OSGEO projects?  seems 
like a link to the Providor page should be included at the bottom of the "OSGEO Projects" widget on the right side of 
the front page.  I know I've seen this go by the list more than once as a request, so I'm replaying the idea.


On 9/3/2010 1:02 PM, Bob Basques wrote:
>  Frank,
> But the existing system doesn't get to the questions I've seen in this thread, namely, about searching for companies 
> with mixed capabilities (open and proprietary) experience.  I also see it as expanding on what's there already, not 
> overly complicating it.
> bobb
> On 9/3/2010 11:59 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> 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.
>> Bob,
>> 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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