[Marketing] marketing brochure

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Mon Dec 2 09:35:04 PST 2019

Hello Jody,

great that you have more time now and great that you would like to work 
on the flyer/brochure.

It would make sense to update the brochure and make ist sustainable (do 
not list sponsors) so we can print it and us that version for quite 
Although I would prefer a lighter weight version of the OSGeo brochure.

It also is great if you can update some of the one-page flyer too.

It looked like with some files scribus did not work, so I am fine if you 
do it with inDesign. Maybe you leave the scribus files that work as they 

You could choose the license that you think make sense.


Am 02.12.2019 18:25 schrieb Jody Garnett:
> Brian I had a terrible couple of weeks before foss4g boston using
> scribus for the one page handouts. The teams produces results that
> were visually inconsistent and their work had to be redone so that all
> the output had the logos and so on in a consistent fashion.
> When you say Scribus get's good reviews ... can I ask from where? It
> certainly works but it honestly reminded me of desktop publishing
> solutions on an an Amiga 4000.
> We can go through some old email where Antia Graser worked really hard
> evaluating options and getting scribus to work.  We also had our
> graphics designer give it a go but it was too slow/frustrating given
> the timeframe.
> -
> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2017-September/003967.html
> [2]
> The other option that folks discussed in that thread was InkScape,
> however it was producing SVG output that could not be used in the
> browsers due to a difference in SVG standard support. Sadly at the
> time it was also producing PDF output inconsistently.
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 16:07, Brian M Hamlin <maplabs at light42.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi - Here in California/USA Adobe products are certainly very
>> popular, and I use them myself (old purchase). However, the FOSS
>> desktop publishing suite Scribus also gets good reviews. Is it
>> truly the only forward, to use inDesign for the brochures? The
>> fonts can be used in any case.
>> cheers --Brian
>> On 12/2/19 6:39 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>> I have been resisting taking on any more activities until my term
>>> as Director was up. With today's announcement I have some more
>>> capacity :)
>>> Astrid you mentioned wanted to update the osgeo brochure last
>>> year, and we did not have any members available with access to
>>> InDesign. The economics of using scribus did not work out for us
>>> (when we had access to a graphic designer it was better to use a
>>> WYIWYG tool to take advantage of their training).
>>> I would be willing to do the update, if the marketing committee
>>> was able to provide an InDesign license. In the past I purchased
>>> proprietary fonts when they were mandated by our logo design,
>>> however InDesign is a more expensive commitment.
>>> a) InDesign US$239.88/yr
>>> b) InDesign US$31.49/mo, only subscribe when needed?
>>> Another good approach is:
>>> c) Contact GetInteractive and set up a time and materials contract
>>> d) Ask on our mailing list if anyone else has access to InDesign
>>> and would be willing to do the work.
>>> Please reply with your preference, and any discussion. I feel we
>>> should make a motion this calendar year while we have marketing
>>> budget to work with.
>>> aside: I was able to make use of scribus for some of our one page
>>> handouts, porting content from a number of projects for a
>>> consistent appearance. It was a very frustrating learning curve,
>>> but I think I can safely update these now.
>>> --
>>> Jody Garnett
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