[VisCom] Re: [OSGeo-Board] RE: RE: [VisCom] OSGeo tag line pre-selction

Peter Moran peter.moran at autodesk.com
Mon May 15 18:27:09 EDT 2006

Good suggestion to append Michael.  I didn't mean to derail the voting


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave McIlhagga (External) 
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 3:04 PM
To: Michael P. Gerlek
Cc: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org; OSGeo Board
Subject: [VisCom] Re: [OSGeo-Board] RE: RE: [VisCom] OSGeo tag line

+1 on that.


Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> 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
> leaning towards Peter's idea.)
> -mpg
>>-----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.
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