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* [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2014-August/013442.html Nomination] from [[Venkatesh Raghavan]]
 
* [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2014-August/013442.html Nomination] from [[Venkatesh Raghavan]]
  
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Mike works for the US Army Corps of Engineers Remote Sensing GIS Center and has been a long time power user, supporter and contributor of MapServer, GDAL/OGR and other OSGeo projects. He is a member of the MapServer PSC and is also one of the instigators behind the PDAL project, the GDAL of Point Clouds. In addition to his experience with the OSGeo projects and community, he would bring to the board the perspective of government organizations, which is a very important group of users and contributors of OSGeo software that needs to be represented on the board in my opinion.
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He is a FOSS4G regular (he has not missed one since the 2003 MapServer Users Meeting), and was an active participant and supporter of the FOSS4G WMS Benchmarking exercise for several years.
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Finally, Mike has been following the activities of the board for the last few years (at least), often present as a quiet observer in IRC board meetings and even in one of the face to face meetings, so I believe he is well aware of the way OSGeo operates and prepared for the challenges of serving on the board.
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See also http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Msmitherdc
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''' Endorsements and discussion'''
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* [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2014-August/013444.html Nomination] by [[Daniel Morissette]]
  
 
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Revision as of 12:16, 13 August 2014

The following nominations have been received for the OSGeo Board in 2014 through the Election 2014 process.

  • The nomination period ends on 23 August 2014.
  • This list is presented in the order nominations were received.
  • Incumbent board members are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Candidate statements and support by OSGeo participants or members, if they have been provided, are linked to immediately after the candidate name as a bulleted list.

Massimiliano Cannata

Nomination by
Venkatesh Raghavan

Prof. Massimiliano Cannata (aka Maxi) has been active with the FOSS4G community since 2004 Bangkok, Thailand. He has been deeply involved in OSGeo since its inception and was elected as a Charter Member in 2012. Over the last decade he has been a regular presenter, workshop lecturer, code sprinter, and organizer of academic sessions in numerous international and regional conferences and events. He has led the development of several FOSS4G tools like istSOS, GeoShield etc. He is also an active contributor and PSC member of GRASS GIS and ZOO-Project. He has contributed to FOSS4G education through development of courses, training material and support of international students at his university. He has been team leader in several national and multi-national R&D projects through which he has actively promoted transfer of FOSS4G technologies to the developing world in Asia, Africa and South America. He presently serves as the Head of Geomatics Department at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland) . He is a great organizer and leader, and the OSGeo Foundation and Board stand to gain immensely though his expertise and experience. Brief details of his vast activities are mentioned in [1] and [2] below.

  1. http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Maxi71
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/massimiliano-cannata/17/46/45a

Endorsements and discussion

Michael Smith

Nomination by
Daniel Morissette

Mike works for the US Army Corps of Engineers Remote Sensing GIS Center and has been a long time power user, supporter and contributor of MapServer, GDAL/OGR and other OSGeo projects. He is a member of the MapServer PSC and is also one of the instigators behind the PDAL project, the GDAL of Point Clouds. In addition to his experience with the OSGeo projects and community, he would bring to the board the perspective of government organizations, which is a very important group of users and contributors of OSGeo software that needs to be represented on the board in my opinion.

He is a FOSS4G regular (he has not missed one since the 2003 MapServer Users Meeting), and was an active participant and supporter of the FOSS4G WMS Benchmarking exercise for several years.

Finally, Mike has been following the activities of the board for the last few years (at least), often present as a quiet observer in IRC board meetings and even in one of the face to face meetings, so I believe he is well aware of the way OSGeo operates and prepared for the challenges of serving on the board.

See also http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Msmitherdc

Endorsements and discussion