[Live-demo] osgeo live badge
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 04:23:59 PDT 2011
I can see both pluses and minuses to this idea, but it has certainly got
You have mentioned the pluses below, of giving a project a way to
clearly note the credentials of the project (in this case that the
project have part of their marketing pipeline in order).
On the downside, I think we run the risk of confusing potential uses
with lots of slightly different badges, one for osgeo, another for
incubation, another for foss4g, and so on.
I think what you are highlighting is a much greater opportunity for
providing standardised metrics which can be used to differentiate the
viability of different open (and closed) source projects.
Users want to know:
* Application robustness
* Licence audit
* Community robustness
* Documentation available
* Training available
I don't have any quick answers for this yet, but do hope we can
gradually work toward this.
On 18/10/2011 8:44 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> In the incubation committee I have been considering the role the
> project badges play.
> I was wondering if there would be interest in creating a badge for
> "osgeo live" participation. This would actually be really nice in that:
> a) projects could advertise their participation in the osgeo live
> project; and be rewarded for the hard work involved in participation
> b) the badge could serve as a link to the project description page
> (thus driving traffic and interest to the osgeo live project and
> allowing projects to quickly link to the documentation they have created).
> What do you think? The badge may be simple; or it may want to be a bit
> more specific (something like "OSgeo Live"+"Quickstart" to make it
> obvious that there is documentation available in trade for clicking on
> the link).
> Something to think about..
> Jody Garnett
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