[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Re: Renaming FOSS4G

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Oct 11 06:31:33 PDT 2015

When Frank and I first met about creating a Windows installer so many 
years ago for OSGeo, we named it "OSGeo4W".  And yes, it is inclusive, 
as is OSGeo-Live, as is the OSGeo foundation.


On 2015-10-11 10:12 AM, hayashi at apptec.co.jp wrote:
> Also +1 for Massimiliano Cannata
> (2015/10/11 22:03), Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>> ---------- Messaggio inoltrato ----------
>> 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>
>> Cc:
>> 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.
>> Maxi
>> 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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