[OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G

Rashad M mohammedrashadkm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 13:49:54 PDT 2015

I prefer to have the name FOSS4G. We can say it is the OSGeo conference..

On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Barry Rowlingson <
b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 4:11 PM, Marco Negretti
> <marco.negretti at polimi.it> wrote:
> > I think that rename the conference is the worst thing that we can do:
> > ten years of history trashed!
>  I now regret not putting "please refrain from hyperbole" in my
> original posting. It's clearly not "the worst thing we could do". It
> would not "trash ten years of history".
>  If the powers that be decided to change the name, I'd suggest that
> "formerly FOSS4G" was prominent on the web site for a couple of years
> for the new conferences. Continuity with the past is important and not
> impossible after a name change. Previous conferences would still
> appear as FOSS4G. No trashing of history.
>  As I think the thread on OSGeo's relevance has made clear [1], change
> seems to be happening - although that's a truism - but if we want to
> keep up with the change going on around us then the one thing we
> mustn't fear is change, no more than I fear the change in the colour
> of the leaves I see outside my window. New name, new launch, new
> people, new potential.
> Barry
> [1]  https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2015-September/014912.html
> (note thread goes off-topic into chatter about github/trac/svn pretty
> quickly...
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