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

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at ccgis.de
Thu Jun 22 06:31:19 EDT 2006

Markus Neteler wrote:
> 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:
> http://grass.itc.it/community/commercial.php
> 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
> activities.

We have something similar lingering in our Wiki for some time:

And for the same reasons don't really know what to do about it.

Regards, Arnulf.

> ...
>> * 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/).
> best
> Markus
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