[OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G
rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
Tue Oct 6 08:23:39 PDT 2015
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It would strengthen the brand of OSGEO with a conference named the same.
There seems to be a fairly large disconnect right now with the FOSS4GNA
conference and OSGEO. That needs to be much tighter.
Although I'm a bit of a stickler with Free and Open Source - I like the
idea of going OS*Geo - *because that's what I do (at least in my case) -
I use GIS and I do it with free and open source tools.
+11 on having to explain foss4g and then dragging osgeo into it.
Lets go one step further and talk to the Geo4all folks into saying
On 10/06/2015 11:12 AM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> Okay, this is probably sticking a match under a pile of dry wood but
> here goes...
> Can we rename The FOSS4G Conference to The OSGeo Conference?
> 1. FOSS4G is an established brand
> 2. FOSS4G sidesteps the "Free" vs "Open Source" argument by including both.
> Counters to those:
> 1. Really? Perhaps amongst OSGeo people, but outside our sphere I
> have to expand the acronym and then go on to mention OSGeo.
> 2. Let's have that argument somewhere else, okay?
> 1. Puts the *Geo* visible, not tucked away as a G at the end.
> 2. Gets rid of the "4G", which may have been a cool thing 2 do ten
> years ago, but not now :)
> 3. Removes any confusion with 4G telecoms networks.
> 4. Clearly brands the conference as an OSGeo conference. Recent
> discussion about the prominence and significance of OSGeo to FOSS4G
> becomes moot.
> 5. Is easy to explain. The OSGeo Conference is the open source
> geospatial conference. See the OSGeo web site. Search for OSGeo. One
> acronym to remember.
> [I toyed with the idea that the conference should be called "OSGeo
> Live!" and renaming the OSGeo Live operating system disc as "OSGeoOS"
> but that might be a bit too much :)]
> So, this is the discuss list, discuss.
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
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