[Marketing] Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G Sydney and conference software

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Wed May 21 03:53:33 EDT 2008

2nd try

( cc Marketing for branding, see
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On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 12:22 AM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> I suspect that conference software has become a commodity item and that
> there is little to be gained by using the same software every year. Please
> correct me if I'm wrong.

IMHO there is a lot to gain:
- OSGeo branding effect: if you change every year the software, we never reach
  a feel-at-home effect
- conferences are made for the community, not for the commodity of the
  organizers (sorry to say, please don't feel offended)
- using the same software also helps to get things replicated easier
   in the following year

At least layout and colors should be similar and reflect the OSGeo style.

Of course only my 0.02 cent,

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