[Marketing] OSGeo benefits
jo.walsh at ed.ac.uk
Tue Apr 27 16:47:48 EDT 2010
dear Paul, thanks for the advice, appreciated.
On 27/04/2010 16:26, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Too many squishies. #1 is save money. Here's #2 and 3
Right, the community/status stuff is in there partly because i do think
a bit squishily, partly to chime with status-seeking of regional
government looking for more independence - partnerships with European
> 2 --
> Gain leverage with your vendor, by pursuing a dual-vendor strategy.
A good one, though the wording is a bit business-bluffy. I read Ursula
Le Guin's "The Left Hand of Darkness" and these kind of statements
remind me of the social game of "shifgrethor"...
> 3 --
> Gain future systems flexibility by pursuing a more flexible, component
> oriented technology strategy.
Right, I hope i was implying this in 5) Rapid access to innovations
> N --
> Engage your technology staff, by offering them something new to learn
> and master. Techies love open source.
A *very* good point which i will emphasise, in trying to find a balance
between the approaches.
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