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Re: Joining the OSA

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, "Shane Ambler" <pgsql(at)sheeky(dot)biz>
Subject: Re: Joining the OSA
Date: 2007-03-27 21:51:39
Message-ID: 200703272251400000@1300012234 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-advocacy
That's a heck of a lot of publicity we'd give them including adding a logo to our otherwise logo-free homepage. What exactly do we gain from this?

Also, given all the various printed materials produced by different regional branches of the project, who will ensure everything gets the logos etc?

Regards, Dave

> ------- Original Message -------
> From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
> To: josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com
> Sent: 27/03/07, 21:46:04
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Joining the OSA
> Josh Berkus wrote:
> > > My question remains: Who exactly would join and under what
> > > membership class?
> >
> > The PostgreSQL Project, through SPI, as a "Community Member".
> So, are we all prepared to do the following:
> """
> Responsibilities of All Members
> Membership, irrespective of membership class, also carries the responsibility
> of publicly promoting the OSA and ensuring the good standing of OSA within the
> open source community and industry at-large. All classes of members are
> expected to meet the following criteria:
>     • Express public support for the OSA and the OSA website. In support of
>        this, all members are required to do the following:
>            o Adding a "Member of OSA" mention to all press release boilerplate
>            o Featuring the OSA logo and a link to the OSA website on your home page
>            o Including the OSA member logo on printed collateral as appropriate
>     • Agree to publicly promote OSA’s awareness campaigns, interoperability
>        requirements, and any other OSA activities intended for the public.
>     • Abide by OSA’s code of ethics.
>     • Evangelize the OSA to new prospective members, including submitting
>        nominations to the Board from time to time for those prospective members they
>        feel meet these member criteria and are able and willing to add significant value
>        to the Mission of the OSA.
>     • Cross-promote and cross-link their respective communities’ web sites with that of
>        the OSA, and with other OSA members.
>     • Abide by all terms of membership, including those specific to their membership
>        class described above.
> """
> I think agreeing to such terms is unrealistic.
> -- 
> Peter Eisentraut
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