[Marketing] [Board] Reviving the OSGeo Marketing Committee?
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 16:00:25 PDT 2014
A PayPal account is a good idea (and has been suggested before).
As yet, no one has taken the next step of volunteering to set it up, and
document a process for how to use it.
If a volunteer steps forward, I expect:
1. Board will approve.
2. Marketing committee will start using it.
3. Marketing committee will become functional again.
On 20/09/2014 8:49 am, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
> What about running a PayPal account? It also has a cost, but is much lower (a percentage of the sum transferred) and worth for smaller amounts. It also makes it really easy to do a transfer. With GeoCat (and I'm sure many others as well) we have good experience with PayPal for transfers to and from the most remote places where a wire transfer is really expensive.
> On 19 sep. 2014, at 23:09, Michael Smith <michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As we transition to a new bank, that cost will drop (or even go away). Wire transfers would still probably have some cost but checks should be free or near so.
>> Michael Smith
>> Remote Sensing/GIS Center
>> US Army Corps of Engineers
>>> On Sep 19, 2014, at 4:54 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>>>> On 2014-09-19 5:44 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>> We have a few things to address in OSGeo marketing:
>>>> 1. We don't have an efficient micro-payment system, for say paying
>>>> someone $100 to cover costs of printing a few fliers for a local foss4g
>>>> event. (I think each cheque costs $30 to write).
>>> Interesting, I wasn't aware of the $30 cheque issue. I wonder if there is some other way to avoid this cost.
>>>> 2. We need to revamp our wiki, probably throw away most existing
>>>> content, as it is too hard for anyone to work out what is/is not in
>>>> scope for marketing funding. We need to replace with clear guidelines
>>>> and priorities.
>>> I agree with the full cleanup / starting over.
>>>> 3. As highlighted at last foss4g, USB printers often are not competent
>>>> enough to print bootable USBs. (OSGeo-Live USBs are one of our key
>>>> marketing tools). So we probably need to find a trusted USB printer,
>>>> then get them to ship to worthy causes.
>>> Boy Cameron you are right on that one. Other OSGeo-Live leads like BrianH and Angelos both told me in Portland that we, OSGeo, should be finding one single distributor for bootable USBs, test a small batch with them, then distribute to all events from that one distributor - exactly what you just said here.
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