[Webcom] Re: [Marketing] web site refactoring
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Mon Jan 19 17:30:18 EST 2009
>> I think that Webcom should continue to be responsible for the
>> website, and also responsible for spending the $20K budget. Any
>> marketing people who want to have a say can join the webcom email
>> list. (I suspect most of us are on the list already).
Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
> I think this is a great initiative but remembers me some projects
> for the development I've seen here and there travelling around.
> I guess that if you want to give $20K to webcom you should better
> ask them if they are interested in and what is their feeling about
> priorities (participative approach ).
> Chris has sent a good list of objections and I have some more that
> I've posted  before.
To me, it doesn't matter "who" is spending the money as long as all
those involved agree on where to go. I agree, let's move all
discussions on this thread over to the Web committee mailing list.
Putting on my webcom hat, I was really motivated by Chris' email that
he sent to the board last month:
There weren't many responses to it, but at our next marketing
committee meeting there was a marked increase in interest to review
the website with marketing and targeting in mind.
I'm also encouraged by Jody's ongoing interest in helping target our
I agree that a more targeted approach is needed and that the end
result would be a simplified website that guides users, developers
and business folks to the right kinds of tools and solutions that
they need. I have more brainstorming I will put into a wiki page,
but follows much of the same thought as Jody and Chris.
Many on the marketing committee are also interested in helping things
improve, so I believe it is a good time to discuss general ideas and
issues (and objections or concerns). No one is going to force a
change if the rest of webcom (besides me) feels this is not an area
of interest, but I hope we can recognise that Marketing and Webcom
share the same goals: advance the mission of OSGeo!
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