[Marketing] Re: What is OSGeoLive's relationship with OSGeo?
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 19:22:58 EDT 2010
Tyler highlights the issue that our OSGeoLive web pages don't clearly
distinguish between OSGeoLive and the OSGeo Foundation.
This is probably partly due to the fact that I don't think we have
clearly defined the relationship ourselves.
Should we include something like the following in our documentation:
"While OSGeoLive shares the same ideals, is run by the same volunteer,s
and creates marketing material on behalf, of the OSGeo Foundation, it is
a separate project and doesn't represent the OSGeo Foundation."
On 31/08/10 04:58, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> On 10-08-29 8:41 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Someone has brought it to my attention that the OSGeoLive project 
>> is breaking OSGeo Acceptable Logo Usage requirements  by modifying
>> the logo (with a blue heart, and words "Live").
>> I remember seeing similar discussion of modified use of the logo for
>> local chapters, and for a consensus that it should be encouraged, but
>> it seems this feeling has not made it into official documentation.
>> Can you please confirm that it is ok us to use the OSGeoLive logo as
>> per .
>> Could you please let us know whether there is any process in place to
>> update .
>>  http://live.osgeo.org/
> Thanks for mentioning it Cameron. The main thing we are trying to
> avoid is brand confusion. For example, if a local chapter remixes the
> OSGeo logo in some way, it needs to be clear that they are not "OSGeo"
> proper nor representing OSGeo officially in some way.
> Likewise with the Live project. It hasn't modified the logo any more
> than local chapters have, but it could be a bit clearer how the
> project relates back to OSGeo. Obviously if it's got an osgeo.org
> address, it ties back directly, but I'm thinking about those people
> who will be introduced to "OSGeo Live" without going through any OSGeo
> related website. A note on the Live website about how it relates to
> the OSGeo organisation and software would be valuable for several
> reasons, but in this context it's important so people see can
> understand the difference between "OSGeo" and "OSGeo Live". Hope that
> makes some sense.
> Yes we need to have a Marketing sprint to tidy up some of the docs on
> this stuff.
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