Board Member Nominations 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.
- 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 Charter Member in 2012. Over the last decade he has been a regular presenter, workshop lecturer, code sprints and organizer of academic sessions in numerous international and regional conferences and events. He has lead 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 server as 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 stands to gain immensely though his expertise and experience. Brief details of his a part of his vast activities are mentioned in  and  below.