[OSGeo-Discuss] Proprietary GIS on our OSGeo website

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 12:12:32 PDT 2017


The last 3 sentences of this statement make me worry for more future 

What happens when the Marketing Committee (which has the mandate to 
outreach for OSGeo and create the new web site) conflicts with the new 
Website Management Team (part of Systems Administration Committee) on 
the content of the web site?
Which one of these teams gets to decide if the site focuses on our 
community (us) or on bringing in new users (outreach)? Do-ocracy is not 
an option in this case, both groups are willing to act.
Going through the by-laws [1] once again, I see that the only conflict 
resolution process we have in place is a Board resolution.

Just to be clear: I am not against forming the "Website Management 
Team", just trying to be pro-active.

I suggest discussing this matter at the next Board meeting [2]


[1] http://www.osgeo.org/content/foundation/incorporation/bylaws.html
[2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2017-10-05

On 09/21/2017 02:25 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> I am setting up an OSGeo "Website Management Team" now, to help bring 
> the focus on the OSGeo community, manage the website (and WordPress 
> theme), security, backups, content etc, and will propose this to 
> OSGeo's Systems committee and OSGeo Board; for the longterm 
> maintenance of the website.  I imagine during this maintenance process 
> we will be removing these unnecessary promotions, and focus on the 
> OSGeo community (us). We'll leave promotion of other things for those 
> with the big money ha, as they have the big funding for their 
> products, as you mentioned.  We will focus on the OSGeo community.

Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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