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** OSGeo projects flyers ([http://www.scribus.net/ Scribus] format, flyers need update): http://osgeo.org/files/viscom/brochures/OSGeo_Brochures_v1_Scribus.zip
** OSGeo projects flyers ([http://www.scribus.net/ Scribus] format, flyers need update): http://osgeo.org/files/viscom/brochures/OSGeo_Brochures_v1_Scribus.zip
** GSoC 2008 OSGeo Flyer (OpenOffice format) https://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/flyer/
** GSoC 2008 OSGeo Flyer (OpenOffice format) https://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/flyer/
* [http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/flyer/OSGeo_general_information_EN_DIN_A4.odp Flyer with general information about OSGeo]
* [http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/flyer/osgeo/en/OSGeo_org_EN_A4.odp Flyer with general information about OSGeo]
** Discuss content, layout
** Discuss content, layout
** Do we want to make it available in different languages and if how?
** Do we want to make it available in different languages and if how?

Revision as of 07:14, 9 July 2008

This is the new name and home of the former Promotion and Visibility Committee.

Committee Infrastructure

The committee Infrastructure currently comprises a Mailing List, regular meetings on IRC, a directory in the OSGeo SVN, CMS web space and this Wiki (does any Marketing member watch Trac? Which one?).


Everyone is welcome to work with this committee and contribute, whether or not you are a formal member of the committee. Please join the Marketing mailing list and lurk or introduce yourself.

Mailing List

The Marketing Committee has a mailing list at marketing at lists.osgeo.org. To post a mail please first (subscribe). This will formally associate you as a member of OSGeo. The archive of this mailing list is open to the public.

IRC Meeting

Next meeting takes place on Wednesday 2008-07-09 at 14:00 UTC. Join on (#osgeo). IRC client (select #osgeo from the drop-down list, and type /nick YOURNAME, to set your nickname for use in the channel).






This page and all pages tagged | Category:Marketing or | Category:Events. Somebody suggested to restructure the latter category. Please go for it.


Please add items to this agenda as you go. Anybody can add points here, you do not have to be a member of the Marketing Committee.


Collect and discuss events:




  • Colors
  • Logo
  • Fonts


  • Anybody tracking anything?
  • Anybody feel there is something that needs to be done?

Ticket for SAC to edit rewrite rule to allow URL of the type:


Follow up on status of http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/261

FOSS4G 2008

  • What can we do to promote FOSS4G in SA?
    • Use and brand an existing Live CD for promo purposes, redistribution?
    • Booth - potential volunteer to help run it (Tyler)

Discussion of Communication Plan

See Marketing Proposal 2007) and IRC log.

Logo updates

New logos are under way.

Find a Branding day.

OSGeo Membership

  • Status report on OSGeo Membership Mashup
    • Experimental
    • Which geo locator for IP-addresses should be used? Recommendations anyone?
  • Discuss membership fee mechanism (people are eager to spend some money as a registered member, how to address?)


The CMS hosts a web site named Charter Member. it say:

Charter Member

* Eligibility Requirements: must be nominated and voted in
* Nominating Rights: same as Member
* Voting Rights: may vote for new Charter Members and Board Members
The Foundation maintains on the website a public roster of Charter Members. 
The new portal will host a public roster of all members. Those who choose to 
provide latitude/longitude will be displayed in a map.

"Registration" on the website consists of the following: self-chosen 
username, valid email address, postal address, optional professional 
affiliation(s), optional latitude/longitude, and an optional short 

Meeting Protocols

Committee Members

Committee members are eligible to vote. The process to become Committee member is rather informal, just send a list to introduce yourself to the list, describe your interests and - please - attend to meetings.


Press Releases

The Marketing Committee oversees the issuing of press releases for the Foundation (Press Release Process). Got some news you think is worthy of an OSGeo press release, or want to help translate some text? Let us know! Past press releases:

Event Coordination

The Marketing Committee is responsible the Foundation's presence tradeshows, conferences, workshops, etc. We can coordinate the booth, supply materials, arrange for speakers, etc. Please see out Event Management page for more information.

Upcoming events are listed on the Category:Events page by adding the Category to the corresponding page.

Brochures, Flyers, Presentation Templates

Keep material updated, hunt for translations where appropriate:

Open Issues

We have access to a trac system as task-management tool but are curently not actively using it.


It was planned to create an extensive library of presentations, white papers and other materials in the OSGeo Library at http://www.osgeo.org/library. Find more descriptions and links on the Library Page of this Wiki and get in contact through the Marketing Mailing List if you need anything that you cannot find in the library.