[Marketing] OSGeo benefits
pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Tue Apr 27 11:26:57 EDT 2010
Too many squishies. #1 is save money. Here's #2 and 3
Gain leverage with your vendor, by pursuing a dual-vendor strategy.
Gain future systems flexibility by pursuing a more flexible, component
oriented technology strategy.
Engage your technology staff, by offering them something new to learn
and master. Techies love open source.
On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 7:51 AM, Venka <venka.osgeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jo,
> 8) Earn respect from worldwide community
> 9) Gain pride by doing something more than just money
> my 2 cents.
> On 2010/04/27 23:36, Jo Walsh wrote:
>> So, benefits to local government of using and supporting open source (in
>> general) and OSGeo in particular -
>> 1) Save money
>> 2) Grow small local business
>> 3) Share knowledge with peer organisations
>> 4) Be part of a wider governance culture
>> 5) Rapid access to innovations
>> 6) Preservation through open standards
>> 7) Outreach through open data (starting again at 1 for open data)
>> N) ?
>> I should add more to the list, thinking this is a talk to management
>> types who will be technologically aware but not that into details of
>> Any advice much apprec,
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