[OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 13:08:49 PDT 2015

+1 for "OSGeo conference".

Adding a perspective from someone who marketed FOSS4G 2009.
Creating a marketing message is all about minimising words used, because 
"less words get read more".

When explaining FOSS4G to people outside our community you need to use:

"international conference for Free and Open Source Software for 
GeoSpatial (FOSS4G), presented by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation 


"international Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo) conference"

This is a good question to put to the charter members for a vote at some 

On 8/10/2015 1:39 am, Marc Peterson 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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