[Marketing] Local Chapter policy

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Thu May 29 10:18:54 EDT 2008

I don't know What To Do either, but it certainly raises questions and is
precisely why we made the point of having guidelines...

(but yeah, a polite email to osgeo.nl is the right way to start the
dialog, though)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: marketing-bounces at lists.osgeo.org 
> [mailto:marketing-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Arnulf Christl
> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:59 AM
> To: marketing at lists.osgeo.org
> Cc: OSGeo-Board
> Subject: [Marketing] Local Chapter policy
> Hey,
> I just stumbled across this OSGeo presence: 
> http://www.osgeo.nl/
> We have not been maintaining all places in the Wiki and CMS 
> where there are references to logo, trademark and brand usage 
> but this sort of slightly bypasses what we initially thought 
> to be a good idea wrt to our trademark:
> http://www.osgeo.org/trademark_guidelines
> I don't really know what to think or do about this. Opinions?
> Bart,
> I did not know that you started this web site, you seem to 
> have your own sponsors, etc.:
> http://www.osgeo.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&
> Is there any formal relation to OSGeo wrt funding, usage of 
> the brand, some formal connection, report to OSGeo.org, etc.? 
> There seems to be not link from 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Dutch to http://www.osgeo.nl/ either?
> Please don't get me wrong, I am all about do-ocratic 
> meritocracies but maybe having a slightly more tight and 
> visible connection to OSGeo.org could help foster our 
> marketing efforts. For example I cannot find any link on the 
> entrance that would point to OSGeo.org although you have 
> included the logo. 
> Hmmm. Actually this comes right at the wrong time as there is 
> a somewhat heated discussion going on whether OSGeo should 
> appear as organizer of training events (see the Board list). 
> Seeing an address seminar at osgeo.nl suggests just that. 
> Best regards, 
> Arnulf. 
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