[Marketing] Re: [Board] Re: Teach-in 2009

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sun Jun 1 12:03:30 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 3:03 AM, Arnulf Christl
> <arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com> wrote:
>> Hopefully pushing the idea through an OSGeo committee and developing a
>> process will help to sort out how to do it right. Unfortunately I tend to
>> be provocative in responses and unclear in my own proposals. Therefore I
>> would be very happy if you could join collecting ideas how to process
>> "OSGEo Teach-ins" or whatever they maybe become in future.
> Why not try it out first, and save developing policy until you're sure
> what you have on offer is actually going to be attractive?

It can be attractive in one place, in another less. That's not a real
measure IMHO.

> No one is going to be using the brand "OSGeo Teach-in" without
> OSGeo's approval, so it's not like having a pilot test run is going to
> open flood gates.

It's not clear to me why we cannot set up a draft policy NOW to
transparently handle such requests. It can be refined then of course
from lessons learned.

                ^^^^^ - looks like brand to me
is offering a seminar which is quite close to the "OSGeo Teach-in" idea.
Sure, it's not (yet?) in the title of the seminar.

Well, we are going in circles. Paul says "no policy", I say "please let's
define it first", Paul says "no policy", I say ... I'll stop that now.
Or we make it simply a board motion if we want or don't want a policy
before the first branded "OSGeo Teach-in" happens.

(btw. owner of osgeo.it which he kindly redirects to gfoss.it)

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