[Marketing] results of today's chat

Jeffrey Johnson ortelius at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 10:22:32 PST 2017

+1 on this stipulation

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has the Marketing Committee decided on whether OSGeo Sponsors must be
> at least in some tangential way related to open source or geospatial
> software?  I think that we should only accept relevant sponsors and
> have the option to decline sponsorships.
> QGIS has a good example of a policy,
> http://qgis.org/en/site/getinvolved/governance/sponsorship/sponsorship.html#qgis-sponsorship-program
> (at the bottom):
> Warning
> Acceptance of sponsorship offers is at the discretion of the QGIS PSC.
> We reserve the right to decline offers of sponsorship if the
> sponsoring organisation or party seems to be at odds with the ethos of
> our project. For example offers from marketing companies that have
> nothing to do with GIS / spatial services, or offers where we have
> reason to believe the presence of the sponsors logo and marketing
> materials on our site and other materials will degrade the experience
> of our users will be declined.
> Thanks for your thoughts.
> Best regards, Eli
> On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have drafted a call for sponsorship that includes "Digital asset
>> rebranding and website reboot" as an initiative for sponsorship. My
>> description could use your feedback:
>>> Digital asset rebranding and website reboot: The marketing committee has
>>> volunteered to undertake an EOI process to revamp the OSGeo visual and
>>> online presence in 2017. This is significant user-focused undertaking that
>>> would greatly benefit from your support!
>> I would love to have a wiki page, or a draft EOI, to link to (similar to how
>> I can link to the foss4g europe, foss4g boston and code sprint websites).
>> The board meeting is tomorrow, I expect the above document to be sent out at
>> that time.
>> --
>> Jody Garnett
>> On 30 December 2016 at 09:46, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Here is the result of today's chat - action items have been highlighted:
>>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marketing_Meeting_2016-12-30
>>> --
>>> Jody Garnett
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