RE: [OSGeo-Board] Re: Visibilitiy Committee

I sent the following similar idea a few days ago, but due to mail/filter probs it might not have made it out:

As a representative of a closed shop, I too have deep-seated psychological fears
about discussing issues that touch on in-house corporate plans. HYPOTHETICAL
example: if LizardTech were to open source the MrSID decoder, we might want to
work with OSGeo to prepare a press-release for an announcement at some tradeshow.
Obviously our Marketing team wouldn’t want that info leaked before the show, and
for a number of reasons I don’t think OSGeo should (in general) get into the
business of signing NDAs…

I suggest we have two dev mailing lists: “dev”, and “dev-closed”. Much like the
board has a private list for a small set of issues, e.g. personnel, we would use
the “closed” list only when dealing with “sensitive” issues.



This does make a lot of sense. One thought is to have a list, where most of the general ideas take
place, and where anyone can contribute to how to promote osgeo. The dev
list can be where specifics on setting up exhibitions, the type of
details that not everyone really wants to see. That could be a private
list, where private strategy can also be discussed. Another option
could be to have a PSC private list, where big players can discuss their
strategy with those who are in charge of the committee. I think the
best approach for all of this is tiers, where as much as possible takes
place in the open, but has the option for privacy when those who need it
desire it.

best regards,


Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project
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