[Live-demo] osgeo live badge

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 06:55:21 PDT 2011

You are back to your theme of wanting to report these metrics. Not sure it would be popular this time either. The difference between reporting and judging is small - and every one is correct in being cautious.

I am simply looking for a way to thank those participating and asking them to give us a link :)

Jody Garnett

On 18/10/2011, at 9:23 PM, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jody,
> I can see both pluses and minuses to this idea, but it has certainly got me thinking.
> 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..
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>> Jody Garnett
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