[OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Sun Oct 11 05:09:32 PDT 2015

I think the OSGeo-Live project that you are leading can be safely 
(re)-named as
FOSS4G-Live as it has a wonderful array of software projects that are not
under the OSGeo umbrella as yet.


On 2015/10/08 5:08, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> +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 (OSGeo)."
> vs
> "international Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo) conference"
> This is a good question to put to the charter members for a vote at 
> some point.
> 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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