[Incubator] Re: [Marketing] FOSS4G marketing/incubation meeting

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 07:54:15 EDT 2009

Hi Cameron:

The marketing committee and live dvd mailing list will need to contact  
the projects directly.  It seems our role is to introduce new projects  
to the foundation. As the foundation needs change (based on marketing  
requirements for example) we can have a meeting and update our  
incubation document to match.


On 27/10/2009, at 6:56 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

> At the FOSS4G code sprint we had a talk over lunch with a number of  
> project leaders about marketing and incubation.
> I think we should wait 3 to 4 weeks for people to return home and  
> clear their backlog of work, and then address these issues.   
> Sometime around the 16 November.
> Key take home points for me from the meeting:
> * The OSGeo Incubation "badge" provides a quality stamp that we need  
> to keep at a high standard if we want it to remain valuable.
> * Hence, if we wish to keep up with industry, the requirements for  
> incubation should gradually increase over time, and old incubated  
> projects should be expected to continue to be updating and improving.
> * There was debate as to whether we should remove previously  
> incubated projects if they don't keep updating, although a more  
> palatable suggestion may be to add extra stars next to projects  
> which pass the extra sign off criteria. The extra criteria suggested  
> included:
> ** Project descriptions to be included into marketing material.  
> Tyler took an action to provide a template which projects can follow.
> ** Include projects into the Live DVD and OSGeo4W
> ** ...
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> Cameron Shorter
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