[VisCom] My Where 2.0 thoughts (for tomorrow's VisCom mtg)

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 04:17:17 EDT 2006

Hi again,

two more comments:

On 6/22/06, Michael P. Gerlek <mpg at lizardtech.com> wrote:
> * People also often asked "Can you point me to someone who can set this
> stuff up for me?"  I often fell back to recommending Tyler's book, or
> pointing to another Black Shirt nearby with specific expertise.  But
> what a few of these people really needed was a consultant's business
> card.  We've kicked around the idea of putting a list of OSGeo-friendly
> businesses on the website -- I think we need to work that idea through
> to conclusion.

Our project maintains a "commercial support" page:
Do you think of something like this? Or even a "come together" platform
where people could post requests and companies can join?
With that we would probably get too closely involved into commercial

> * We really need some newsletters.  Both for the "general public", and
> for our own existing membership (because not everyone follows the
> discuss mailing list).

Agreed. And there is still the offer to make the upcoming 4th Vol.
of the GRASS Newsletter the 1st volume of a new OSGeo
Newletter (http://grass.itc.it/newsletter/).


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