[VisCom] OSGeo tag line pre-selction

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Mon May 15 17:45:10 EDT 2006

I tried to raise this on IRC, but no one was home. :-(

So, before anyone starts voting and things get confusing, I'd like to
make a motion that we go ahead and do the pick-10 process as already
started by Daniel, and then just append "The Open Source Geospatial
Foundation" to the resulting list.

(I haven't reviewed the (long!) list of contenders yet, but I'm already
leaning towards Peter's idea.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tylermitchell at shaw.ca] 
> Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 12:23 PM
> To: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
> Cc: OSGeo Board
> Subject: Re: RE: [VisCom] OSGeo tag line pre-selction
> > Just so no one is surprised, VisCom made a decision last week to use
> > "The Open Source Geospatial Foundation" as an interim 
> tagline in order
> > to meet production deadlines for banners and signage at Where 2.0. 
> > 
> > And after looking at the list of entries and thinking about it, I 
> > thinkit would make a simple but sensible permanent tagline.
> Interesting idea Peter.
> I was hoping that a tagline could help add some 'catchy-ness' 
> and 'dynamic' to the name of the foundation.  I find that the 
> name is so purely descriptive of the present state, that it 
> does not lend much to forward vision or enthusiasm.  But I'm 
> willing to accept that this could just be me :)
> I could live with your suggestion though, as I can see that 
> having the name, the domain name and a different slogan can 
> make things more confusing.  In essence, "OSGeo" would become 
> the name and "The Open Source Geospatial Foundation" would be 
> the tagline.  Makes sense to me.  Looking forward to seeing 
> how it comes out.
> Tyler
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