[Marketing] results of today's chat

Eli Adam eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
Wed Jan 4 10:26:17 PST 2017

On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 10:22 AM, Jeffrey Johnson <ortelius at gmail.com> wrote:
> +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.

This is a rather bold and clear policy.  A simple policy (if we don't
anticipate problems) could be as short as "...subject to approval."


>> 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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