[OSGeo-Discuss] Proprietary GIS on our OSGeo website
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  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 
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
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
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