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

Puneet Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Sun Jul 2 16:17:34 PDT 2017

As a (nominal) Charter Member, I personally couldn't care about this issue. As long as everyone involved is for the same higher purpose, who is sponsoring who or supporting what is just details. Move on and focus on the bigger tasks.

> On Jul 2, 2017, at 5:47 PM, Brad Hards <bradh at frogmouth.net> wrote:
> 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 
> junked.
> Brad
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