[OSGeo-Discuss] [Marketing] Proprietary GIS on our OSGeo website

Sandro Santilli strk at kbt.io
Thu Sep 21 01:15:59 PDT 2017

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 08:33:05PM -0700, Jody Garnett wrote:

> How much of your initial concern was providing a link? Or is it just
> displaying the name (switching to MapInfo for the example here). It would
> be kind of nice if the it behaved like a keyword, and linked to the project
> page short listing all the projects that one can migrate to from MapInfo.

It's different degrees of annoyance. I guess a brand-less and
link-less list of names of proprietary products would not be too
"offensive" for me (assuming spam filtering lets it pass) but I'd
still prefer an hidden keyword. Something that you never see written
but is recognized by the search engine to give you back a similar
software: you search for <proprietary> you get <free>.

The "like Photoshop, only better" motto I like even when it contains
the name because it explicitly bashes it :)


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