[Osmf-talk] OSM-F membership growth

John McKerrell john at mckerrell.net
Wed Aug 19 14:22:21 UTC 2009

Hm.. I thought I'd replied yesterday to Lulu-Ann but apparently not.  
If people wanted to order their own cards from an OSMF website which  
included a template, by default Moo will give 10% back to the  
originating site anyway. I say by default but I think you do have to  
let them know in advance. Moo quite often offer discounts too though  
if they were giving 10% to OSMF perhaps they wouldn't. Worth asking.


On 18 Aug 2009, at 19:08, HURRICANE MCEWEN wrote:

> I agree with Andrew and Gregory... a talk with Moo could be mutually
> beneficial!
> The worst they can say is no ;) Many people want a card to feel 'part
> of something' and if we can do it cost-free, the more power to
> everyone. (love the idea of customizing to local maps and work one has
> done)
> However, I also have to say that the evangelizing approach that Andy
> mentions is probably the best idea. Being able to hand out more
> information than 'I'm a member of the OSM-F' (which I'm sure we all
> hope will turn in to more questions about OSM and leading to more
> mappers) would be worth printing cost in my opinion.
> Hurricane
> On Aug 18, 2009, at 6:29 AM, Andrew Turner wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Andy Robinson
>> (blackadder)<blackadderajr at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> sotm at livingwithdragons.com wrote:
>>>> Sent: 11 August 2009 8:20 PM
>>>> Cc: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] OSM-F membership growth
>>> The biggest pain is printing. I've done membership cards as a
>>> membership
>>> secretary before and while it's easy to do a once a year print run
>>> of an
>>> individual card per person it's not so easy to be doing them in
>>> ones and
>>> twos. We would also potential each need a varying size batch of  
>>> cards
>>> depending on how much evangelising we do. Perhaps for the
>>> evangelising
>>> approach the little 8-fold handouts and some printed labels would be
>>> simpler. I'm not after a membership card per se.
>> I wonder if Moo would be interested in sponsoring the cards. Could be
>> a huge highlight for them - we could dump a feed to them of the OSM- 
>> F,
>> and a list of 5 GPX traces or areas the Member has mapped. Then
>> generate an image as the backing of the card. Members would be very
>> proud to hand out the card that shows their contribution.
>> Andrew
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