[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Re: Renaming FOSS4G

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Sun Oct 11 06:03:50 PDT 2015

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Da: "Massimiliano Cannata" <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>
Data: 11/Ott/2015 14:54
Oggetto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G
A: "Venkatesh Raghavan" <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>

Indeed i think that Venka is right.
OSGeo-live may let people think that all the software inside is part of the
OSGeo projects. FOSS4G-live is more correct and clear in this sense.

Regarding the name of the conference i have already expressed my view
(unfortunately not considered): the important is to define rules that
guarantees equity, openess, transparence and that clerly says that foss4g
is the OSGeo AGM.

Il 11/Ott/2015 14:09, "Venkatesh Raghavan" <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
ha scritto:

> 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.
> Venka
> 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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