[OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Oct 11 06:04:15 PDT 2015

Renaming one of our most known projects, OSGeo-Live, is exactly what we 
should not be doing, in order to promote the OSGeo foundation to the 

Regarding that topic though, it is a good time to bring up discussions 
of having the OSGeo-Live project actually enter into OSGeo Incubation, 
so that it formalizes as an OSGeo Project (right now it is classed as an 
"Outreach Project").  There was discussion of this in the past, but the 
time is right to bring that onto the front burner.

This week the OSGeo Board will also likely formalize the "Geo For All" 
group as the official name of the committee focused on education for the 
OSGeo foundation.  (there was a request for this from Suchith)

So my point, as you see, is that these items are very closely tied to 
OSGeo, even if a lot of people don't realize that.  yet.   (lots of work 
to do here of course, by the entire community/team)

Talk soon all,


On 2015-10-11 9:24 AM, Maria Antonia Brovelli wrote:
> I agree completely with Venka. Our strength up to now has to be inclusive,  considering  all excellent and community based free and open source projects. Let us continue in this way!!!
> Happy sunday!
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> Da: Discuss <discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> per conto di Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
> Inviato: domenica 11 ottobre 2015 14.09
> A: discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> Oggetto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G
> 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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