[Design] Banners on the Front Page

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Fri Mar 22 17:02:54 UTC 2013


On Mar 22, 2013, at 9:59 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>> If we decide that it is open season on advertising events, I have no problem with that, but I would expect OSM PLUS to be treated equally.
> 
> I don't think that anyone advocates "open season on advertising events", and I think that it would be rather brazen for a commercial conference to expect free advertising on our front page just because we were to grant such advertising to, say, SOTM-US.
> 
> I think there's a difference between stuff done by local chapters and other nonprofits with ties to OSM, and stuff done commercially, and it is perfectly valid for the nonprofit OSMF to make that distinction.

Hi Fred

What makes OSM PLUS commercial but SOTM US not?

Looks like;

* both have sponsors
* both are paid ticketed
* both are run with volunteers (actually SOTM US has paid workers from map box)

I think this is yet another case of your personal issues getting in the way of your judgment.

Steve


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