[OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G

Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Wed Oct 7 07:54:10 PDT 2015


Fun thread to follow.  throwing my thoughts out . . .

I think the bigger issue is the word “change” in the discussions.  It’s not about changing anything.  It’s about classifying items better than before.  Nothing is going away label-wise, or really being changed either.

For example, you can say we’re putting on a OSGeo conference, and you can say, that is a FOSS4G project.  I wouldn’t anticipate either of these labels going by the way side any time soon, but rather the desire being there for them to be used more specifically than they were before.

+1 to modify usage of terms.


> On Oct 7, 2015, at 9:39 AM, Marc Peterson <marc.peterson at gmx.net> wrote:
>> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-
>> bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Barry Rowlingson
>> Yes, you and I and everyone *on this mailing list* knows
>> the difference and the relationship between OSGeo and FOSS4G. But
>> there are people out there in geospatial who don't know either.
> Emphatic +1
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