Marketing Committee

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All are welcome to work with and contribute to this committee. There are several ways to get involved and various tools that we use to manage our work.

All pages in this Wiki related to Marketing should be tagged with Category:Marketing.


Regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7am UTC. Please subscribe to the Marketing calendar file at Join the meeting using IRC at channel (#osgeo). You can install IRC software or use this online IRC client (select #osgeo from the drop-down list, and type /nick YOURNAME, to set your nickname for use in the channel).

Next special meeting is Thursday July 16th 07h00 UTC (Wednesday in some regions). This is to fill in for previously planned meetings that were postponed. Back on track for monthly meetings in August.

Current Projects

Develop project plans for each project in the Marketing Budget 2009:

  • Exhibition Pack [1] [2]
  • Communication and Branding development
  • Marketing Material development - Tyler and Jeroen leading. Developing themes and printed material to extend our brand in several areas. Update: Almost complete as of June/09
  • Web site design - lots of discussion to be had with the website committee still
  • Event support

Other tasks relate to ongoing work around:


Committee Members

Committee members are eligible to vote. The process to become Committee member for the moment is rather informal, just send a mail introducing 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.

The Marketing Committee was formerly known as the Promotion and Visibility Committee.