[Webcom] Re: [Marketing] osgeo web site

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Thu Oct 18 08:47:05 EDT 2007

Jacolin Yves wrote:
> Tim,
> There is a WebCom (Web Committee) who manage all the OSGeo website.
> The name of VisCom changed for this reason : too close of WebCom (with some 
> other good reason).
> Y.
> CC : webcom mailing list.
> Le Thursday 18 October 2007 12:44:29 Tim Bowden, vous avez écrit :
>> Not sure who runs the web site now that we no longer have a visibility
>> committee, but the osgeo.org web site is returning a MySQL error page.
>> Not sure I like the idea of marketing getting hold of it though...
>> Marketing departments seem to do shocking things to web sites.  Lots of
>> flash animations, marketing-droid-speak, no substance etc...
>> <grin>
>> Regards,
>> Tim Bowden

as long as I chair Marketing you will never ever see a Flash animation on osgeo.org and WebCom will probably efficiently prevent us from talking no substance. 

But. It would be helpful to get hints at what you think can be done better. Suggestions should be realistic, Marketing is volunteer based, practically unfunded and I am just a sorry command line hacker.

Currently Marketing focus is on producing printable promotion material for OSGeo software in high quality (standards have been set by GeoNetwork opensource) and to enhance the SPD. If you don't even know what the SPD is then we really did a bad job so far. 

If something technically is amiss with the OSGeo website, environment, etc. then the right place to holler is the chat on irc.freenode.net#osgeo


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