[Marketing] Question on Questions and a Question

Jeffrey Johnson ortelius at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 11:22:32 PST 2017

+1 on all these. It may be a bit much to ask folks to subscribe to our
list, does it allow through public posts, or could we moderate those
through and respond cc'ng the original person but keeping the response
on the list? Wiki is a great idea too.

I concur that the project management overhead on our side is probably
not worth it, lets see what kind of questions/responses we get.

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> If we decide to answer questions publicly (which I think we should), then I
> also suggest that we encourage vendors to send questions to this public
> marketing email list.
> Re question about breaking project up, I'd suggest we aim to minimise OSGeo
> volunteer workload and risk by encouraging bidders to team up under one
> prime rather than put in multiple bids for multiple components.
> Adding a wiki with questions and official responses is probably a good idea
> too.
> On 18/01/2017 6:35 AM, Jeffrey Johnson wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 17 January 2017 at 11:14, Jeffrey Johnson <ortelius at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> One question I have had already is how are we going to respond to
>>>> questions from potential vendors. Should they send them to
>>>> secretary at osgeo.org to be forwarded to us?
>>> I assume so; you may wish to volunteer act as point for the EOI process.
>>> If
>>> I remember our meeting notes Marc and I are digging into policy/strategy
>>> document.
>> Im happy to be the POC, but I do NOT want people emailing me directly
>> with these questions and prefer to answer them formally. Perhaps we
>> ask the secretary to prepare any questions and send them to us and we
>> can respond as a group formally and with a public record (even if I am
>> taking the lead)
>>>> The question at hand was whether we would consider splitting up the
>>>> contract so that a firm was only proposing for one or two parts and we
>>>> would have another vendor for the other component(s). I think this
>>>> could be ok, but would require more project management on our side.
>>>> Should we put language to this effect in the letter to discuss?
>>> I see.
>>> The update to splitting out content migration is it could dovetail into
>>> an
>>> going editing role in 2018.
>>>> Really hoping we can get this out today, the clock is ticking :)
>>> Can we send it, and answer questions as they come in. You can add Q&A to
>>> the
>>> http://www.osgeo.org/marketing/rebranding.html page.
>> Marc, I'd prefer you send this to discuss as the chair of our committee.
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