[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] OSGeo is the host of FOSS4G not a guest

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Sun Jul 2 14:47:52 PDT 2017

Professor Cannata,

> Your answer clarifies that OSGeo has not paid for being listed as sponsor.
> This doesn't change my idea that OSGeo shouldn't be listed as a sponsor an
> thus
> I renew my request to the board for removing OSGeo from that list and from
> any material listing OSGeo together (at the same level and/or same list of
> sponsors).
> That's because the marketing message it brings is clearly undesired and not
> respectful of the true.

I'm not a charter member or associated with the FOSS4G organisers, but having 
attended a FOSS4G event and having been part of a volunteer conference 
organisation, I respectfully ask that you reconsider. This is a very late 
change to a lot of conference materials, and at a particularly bad time for 
the organisers.

In software terms, I'm not suggesting that your proposal isn't a valid change, 
just that it is too late in the release cycle.

If nothing else, consider the environmental impact of all that stuff being 


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