[Webcom] Survey and polling tools
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Tue Jun 3 02:55:21 EDT 2008
Good question Jason, thanks for the comments... more below...
On 2-Jun-08, at 10:06 PM, Jason Birch wrote:
> Depends on what the polls are going to be used for.
> If they're just to be used to guide marketing efforts or give us a
> better sense of how we're doing, then that's fine.
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too.
> Personal opinion on web polls aside (sort-of), there are some
> practical questions that need to be answered.
> Do you have a maintenance plan for this software? Is it just a
> Drupal plugin, or is it another application that someone in SAC has
> to take responsibility for? Is there someone willing to do so?
I'd only aim for Drupal-based stuff since several of us know it now
and it's simple to maintain. Keep in mind that I don't feel SAC
hasn't had much maintenance work to do around the main Drupal
instance too - apart from Wolf recently and Kanhaiya earlier on.
I didn't intentionally separate this discussion from the earlier one
I started about building a community site, but the polling question
came up and got me thinking about it again. So, I'm wondering if
someone might be willing or interested to help see such a site
happen. I know a couple people that are - I'm not sure if they are
on this list, so I will follow up. I'm certainly not interested in
making this a personal mission - though I personally see the value.
> I'm not in favour of turning anything officially up on
> community.osgeo.net without:
> - clear support from some SAC members for this site
> - clear guidance / plan from Marketing on the site's role
> - people that have time to make it a true community site and not
> just another fragmentation of OSGeo's web presense.
I can agree with this and started a braindump including pros and cons
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