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

Bob Basques bob.b at gritechnologies.com
Fri Sep 3 11:12:19 PDT 2010


Oops . . .

Oh, dopey me, I searched for "Support", when I should have searched for "Service" on the front page.

disregard previous.


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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