[Marketing] Processing "OSGeo Teach-in" request

Jeroen Ticheler Jeroen at Ticheler.net
Tue Jun 3 18:27:35 EDT 2008

Hi Jo,
I think there's an important extra point here: The organizers take the  
full financial risk of the event.

Further to Tyler's point (I don't see how becoming a sponsor can help  
in these cases.  It's come up a couple times but I think there's a  
misunderstanding of sponsor benefits here.  The rights of sponsors  
don't really include using the OSGeo brand as part of their own  
events.  It merely lets them identify themselves as sponsors.  Are you  
thinking of specific wording on that page that suggests more?  I'm  
thinking of the "Right to use OSGeo Sponsor logo and promote named  
sponsorship level"):

I could definitely see that becoming a benefit of sponsors. I'm still  
not convinced that selling a teach in brand in itself is something I  
would go for, but could live with that. I like the sponsor benefit  
better, using another formulation than "OSGeo Teach In" for such an  


On Jun 3, 2008, at 10:25 PM, jo at frot.org wrote:

> - We had an approach from some OSGeo members saying, "We want to put  
> on
>  this event, we'll pay presenters well and host a one-day open/free
>  event at the end, and give OSGeo either 10K or 10% share of profit.
>  In return, we want to promote this as 'an OSGeo event', use the
>  online promotional and marketing facilities, and have a promise of
>  public support from OSGeo staff and officers"

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