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

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Thu Sep 21 02:05:59 PDT 2017

My 2 cents...

Why not just make a section for migrate from and put there a number of
solutions for migration. There's not only one solution to arcgis and maybe
not just a single software but a combination of free software.

Aside of a project put a link to that section, to drive the users to all
the options OSGeo propose...

This is more fare and neutral... From my point of view.


Il 21 set 2017 10:28 AM, "Sanghee Shin" <shshin at gaia3d.com> ha scritto:

Hi all,

Let’s go back to the legal issues. ESRI provides its clear guidelines about
how to use its products name, web link and logo here:
http://www.esri.com/legal/weblink-logoagreement. Please read through the
license agreement. I don’t think we can meet all the terms and conditions
provided by ESRI.


Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company

*보낸 사람: *Sandro Santilli <strk at kbt.io>
*보낸 날짜: *2017년 9월 21일 목요일 오후 5:19
*받는 사람: *Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
*참조: *OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>; Helmut Kudrnovsky
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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

> 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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