[SAC] [OSGeo] #3000: Sponsors

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: sac@…
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2023-II
Component: Systems Admin | Keywords: sponsors website
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Rules
How to become a sponsor? - OSGeo

TODO:
* Do not show bronze sponsors on website footer
* Under About OSGeo (around 11 pages, see comment bellow): Only Show
Platinum & Diamond Sponsors
* Stop the use of date of sponsorship for stop displaying the sponsors
logo, and instead on type of sponsor add a row for sponsors no longer
active (none: ex-sponsor)

I do not understand why Diamond (highest level) gets less than Platinum on
these lines, and also there is a section "About OSGeo" that has 11 pages
and a page within that section is "About OSGeo", my doubt here is it on
the 11 pages or only on the "About OSGeo" page:

* Diamond: Organization name listed in “about osgeo” section of foundation
press releases.
* Platinum: Organization name listed in “about osgeo” section of
foundation press releases, website, and presentations “Supported by <YOU>
and other sponsors.”

Another thing I dont get is for example this for Diamond:
* Top Visibility on the OSGeo Sponsors web page in double column row using
high visibility 340 x 340 squares
* But the table mentions 500 x 500
* TODO: Fix the fact that currently only one column is been handled in all
categories

Blog Posts
* Some categories mentions about blog posts where are they?
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Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/3000&gt;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2023-II
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Changes (by cvvergara):

* owner: sac@… => cvvergara
* component: Systems Admin => WebSite

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Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/3000#comment:1&gt;
OSGeo <https://osgeo.org/&gt;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2023-II
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Comment (by jive):

Thanks for looking at sponsor visibility. I guess these decisions are
coming out of a meeting somewhere :stuck_out_tongue:

My own feedback (note I am a bronze sponsor):

- Rather than avoiding showing bronze sponsors - it would be great to
adjust the frequency based on sponsorship level.

- For the About OSGeo pages I guess the goal is to highlight the higher
level sponsors more often? I still thing a frequency based approach is
"fair" here.

- I note that projects have been confused/upset when printing or viewing
project pages and seeing sponsors having greater visibility then the core
contributors. The answer is *you are welcome to sponsor as that is a
marketing activity trading visibility for money*.

- Diamond gets less than Platinum - huh? https://www.osgeo.org/about/how-
to-become-a-sponsor/ has size Diamond 500x500 and Platinum 400x400 ?
- Oh I see the text further down "340 x 340 square". I expect that text
can be deleted and you can adjust the table based on what looks good.
- Same thing with "Diamond" phrase name listed in “about osgeo”
- press release format (any official communication from the board) should
have a blurb "about osgeo"

The press release format often says "About OSGeo" at the end; mentioning
sponsors as part of this blurb is a good perk as that is picked up when
publishing a press release via a news service.

- https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/osgeo-sponsorship-
opportunities-2020/

> The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is not-for-profit 501(c)(4)
organization to empower everyone with open source geospatial. The software
foundation directly supports projects serving as an outreach and advocacy
organization providing financial, organizational and legal support for the
open source geospatial community. OSGeo works with HERE Technologies,
GeoCat and other sponsors, along with our partners to foster an open
approach to software, standards, data and education.

There also is a blog post introducing sponsors when they make their
financial commitment.

- https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/welcome-to-our-new-osgeo-silver-
sponsor-addresscloud/
- https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/wheregroup-osgeo-silver-
sponsor-2018/
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Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/3000#comment:2&gt;
OSGeo <https://osgeo.org/&gt;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Website Redesign 2024
Component: SysAdmin/WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Changes (by robe):

* milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2023-II => Website Redesign 2024

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Ticket URL: <#3000 (Sponsors) – OSGeo;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Website Redesign 2024
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Comment (by jive):

Vicky I owe you an apology about the bronze sponsors in the footer.

I was hoping to get a graphic designer to help, but the page is displaying
as a single column right now and needs some emergency fixing. I guess it
got confused over time / updates / edits and needs assistance.

Let me assemble some thoughts with the marketing committee on how we can
do a fix - I will report back.
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Ticket URL: <#3000 (Sponsors) – OSGeo;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Website Redesign 2024
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Comment (by jive):

I have reviewed the design principles around the sponsor logo media files
(see website quick fix: Sponsor page · Issue #250 · OSGeo/osgeo · GitHub for details).

The sponsor media files are now produced into a tile with a white
background with appropriate negative space around each logo. If you can
restore column layout then these should work well together now.
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Ticket URL: <#3000 (Sponsors) – OSGeo;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Website Redesign 2024
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Comment (by jive):

As part of reviewing sponsor icon use above I noticed the difference
between the footer assuming 195 x 80 image:

{{{
                 <?php gi_load_template('templates/atomic/atom-image.php',
array(
                     'src' => $logo['url'],
                     'title' => $sponsor->post_title,
                     'width' => 195,
                     'height' => 80
                         )); ?>
                 <?php if ($url): ?></a><?php endif; ?>
}}}

And the sponsor page assuming square images (of different sizes).

It may be helpful if we put the image in a square div of the requested
size (say 500x500) and then adjust the image aspect ratio to match those
expected by the footer (500 x 500x80/195).

This would allow the theme to "enforce" sizing constraints in the event a
logo has not been prepared by hand.
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Ticket URL: <#3000 (Sponsors) – OSGeo;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Website Redesign 2024
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Comment (by cvvergara):

On #3140 code was modified to display as follows

- Diamond: 1
- Platinum: 2
- Gold: 3
- Silver: 4
- Bronze: 5
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Ticket URL: <#3000 (Sponsors) – OSGeo;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Website Redesign 2024
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Comment (by jive):

Thanks, I think rather than a set number for each level, we should adjust
the size provided so that the website can respond dynamically somewhat.

For example on my tablet screen the decision to display 5 bronze sponsors
in one row is not dynamic, so that I get 4, then 1, then 4 again.

See attached.
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Ticket URL: <#3000 (Sponsors) – OSGeo;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.

#3000: Sponsors
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Reporter: cvvergara | Owner: cvvergara
     Type: task | Status: new
Priority: major | Milestone: Website Redesign 2024
Component: WebSite | Resolution:
Keywords: sponsors website |
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Comment (by jive):

Oh and I love the changes made thus far, it is looking so much better on a
computer, just not other devices.

I we have our heart set on a specific number for each row then someone
good at CSS may be able to accomplish it. I just ask that we keep the
aspect ratio consistent with the footer (195:80 or 39:16).
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Ticket URL: <#3000 (Sponsors) – OSGeo;
OSGeo <Gter - OSGeo;
OSGeo committee and general foundation issue tracker.