Boundless crossed a line!
Earlier this week I published a more or less positive post concerning Boundless and their ”new” ecosystem of software. All based on Open Source.
I still think the concept is brilliant and more companies should follow. Recent days of marketing in social media and information in brochures, web sites, and more has however left a bad taste in my mouth. Why is that?
I do what I can to support and promote the QGIS project. Reporting bugs, translating the GUI, creating guides, creating videos, develop plug-ins, etc. Many others do a great deal more, including developers at Boundless, but still. I don’t like what Boundless are doing!
Everything could be fine, if they just would tone down the ”Boundless Desktop” brand. Sure you can market the package as Boundless Desktop, but when you repeatedly refer to QGIS as Boundless Desktop, it hurts!
So, please Boundless! Stop re-branding QGIS when it isn’t called for. You are still a great resource for the project and I’m sure you don’t want to anger a lot of other contributers to QGIS.