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* Jo Cook is the patient leader of the UK OSGeo community. For years she has stuck with it, waiting for the world around her to catch up. Now she is providing a gentle guiding hand to the flourishing OSGeo:UK chapter as its members put on conferences, masterclasses, training. Jo's notable FOSS4G presentations include "[http://2007.foss4g.org/presentations/view.php?abstract_id=81| Portable GIS - GIS on a USB stick]" in 2007 and "[http://2010.foss4g.org/presentations_show.php?id=3595| Open source archaeology - two years later]" in 2010. One reason i am nominating Jo is that i think she'd make a good board member for the OSGeo foundation. I was surprised to learn that Jo's not already an OSGeo charter member.
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* Jo Cook is the patient leader of the UK OSGeo community. For years she has stuck with it, waiting for the world around her to catch up. Now she is providing a guiding hand to the flourishing OSGeo:UK chapter as its members put on conferences, masterclasses, training. Jo's notable FOSS4G presentations include "[http://2007.foss4g.org/presentations/view.php?abstract_id=81| Portable GIS - GIS on a USB stick]" in 2007 and "[http://2010.foss4g.org/presentations_show.php?id=3595| Open source archaeology - two years later]" in 2010. One reason i am nominating Jo is that i think she'd make a good board member for the OSGeo foundation. I was surprised to learn that Jo's not already an OSGeo charter member.
 
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Revision as of 12:05, 22 October 2010

Name Notes
Steve Woodbridge
  • Steve has long been a strong advocate and user of the open geospatial world of products. It would be hard to find someone who is more helpful and willing to help on any topic than Steve. From his early help on Mapserver until now, Steve has been a very active member and contributor in the geospatial community.
Jesse Eichar
  • Jesse Eichar has been a long-time developer on the uDig open source desktop GIS, and has contributed important work to the GeoTools library. He is a constant presence on the uDig community list, helping new users and developers. He has participated in the FOSS4G conference over the years, giving talks and teaching workshops. He knows the open source geospatial world, and is a part of the larger community.
Alex Mandel
  • Alex is an excessively active contributor to the numerous facets of OSGeo. You have likely seen him on one of the many OSGeo IRC channel he haunts, regularly offering advice to newbies, contributing to conversations and volunteering to take on tasks. I've seen him contribute significantly over the last couple of years to the core development of the OSGeo-Live project and the marketing committee. He also helps out of the System Administration Committee, acts as a representative at numerous trade fairs, helped found the Californian OSGeo chapter, helped develop numerous Geography academic courses which use a variety of FOSS applications and he has contributed directly to QGIS. Alex brings a valuable "user perspective" with him, as he has a degree in Wildlife Biology and field experience with State and Federal agencies.
Hirofumi Hayashi
  • He is one of the most active member of OSGeo-Japan Local Chapter and is deeply involved in promoting OSGeo in Japan and elsewhere. He is a great team player and also contributed significantly to Internationalization of OSGeo software, localization of documentation, enhancement to OSGeo4W package and organization of FOSS4G events in Japan. He is the Vice-Representative of OSGeo Japan Local Chapter and PSC member in the ZOO project. He bears all the positive attributes desired of a OSGeo Charter Member
Gavin Fleming
  • Gavin is the chief organizer of FOSS4G 2008. I attended the FOSS4G2008 conference, which Gavin was instrumental in organising. He and his team attracted delegates from some 50 countries, and subsequently produced a hugely successful conference. This is a tribute to Gavin's exceptional hard work and dedication to the task at hand. In so doing, he managed to put South Africa firmly onto the FOSS4G map. I particularly appreciated his kind manner, for regardless of the pressures on him, he always treated people with dignity and respect.
Suchith Anand
  • Suchith is the chief organizer of OSGIS UK 2009 and 2010, as an OSGeo charter member. Suchith has done a major service to the interests of our foundation by organizing OSGIS UK conferences and by setting up an open source geospatial lab at University of Nottingham and negotiating a MoU with OSGeo, I think he definitely should be a charter member.
Dr. Xianfeng Song
  • Dr. Xianfeng Song, Associate Professor, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, for his contributions to the FOSS4G2010 as a academic chair and also his great activities in OSGeo China and Japan chapters to involve international collaborations.
Milena Nowotarska
  • Milena_Nowotarska is very active member of Poland OSGeo Chapter. She is the key person in localization of Quantum GIS, GRASS, gvSIG and author of first polish QGIS manual. Milena has been involved in translations of GUI, manuals, brochures and promotional materials. Co-founder of polish forum and wiki for mentioned projects and GRASS-wiki manager. Trainer and teacher of FOSS4G at university and during several workshops. Milena plays important role in popularization of FOSS in local governmental agencies in Poland. Co-organizer of upcoming QGIS Hackfest in Wroclaw 2010.
Hirofumi Hayashi
  • Mr. Hayashi is one of the most active member of OSGeo-Japan Local Chapter and is deeply involved in promoting OSGeo in Japan and elsewhere. He is a great team player and also contributed significantly to Internationalization of OSGeo software, localization of documentation, enhancement to OSGeo4W package and organization of FOSS4G events in Japan. He is the Vice-Representative of OSGeo Japan Local Chapter and PSC member in the ZOO project. He bears all the positive attributes desired of a OSGeo Charter Member.
Bruce Bannerman
  • Bruce has been very hard working toward the OSGeo cause and often provides valuable insights to OSGeo discussions from a government purchasing perspective. He currently works as the key a GeoSpatial Architect at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, where he plays a key role in international programs such as the Global Earth Observation System of Systems http://www.earthobservations.org/ . Bruce was incredibly hard working on the FOSS4G 2009 organising committee, and was key in fostering OSGeo/OGC relationships by coordination and sourcing substantial sponsorship for the Climate Change Integration Plugfest. He has done a lot of local OSGeo evangelism, manning OSGeo booths at conferences, writing papers for Government committees on behalf of OSGeo and helping found and run the Australian/New Zealand local chapter of OSGeo.
Nicolas Bozon
  • Nicolas Bozon is specialized in design and GUIs for FOSS4G based applications, he has contributed to various FOSS4G projects and used OSGeo tools for scientific research projects. He actively promoted OSGeo during many trainings and workshops in France and participates actively in national and international conferences (OSGeo fr + jp + th, ...), giving talks and teaching workshops. Nicolas co-founded the ZOO Project (http://zoo-project.org/), is ZOO PSC member and important contributor.
Jo Cook
  • Jo Cook is the patient leader of the UK OSGeo community. For years she has stuck with it, waiting for the world around her to catch up. Now she is providing a guiding hand to the flourishing OSGeo:UK chapter as its members put on conferences, masterclasses, training. Jo's notable FOSS4G presentations include "Portable GIS - GIS on a USB stick" in 2007 and "Open source archaeology - two years later" in 2010. One reason i am nominating Jo is that i think she'd make a good board member for the OSGeo foundation. I was surprised to learn that Jo's not already an OSGeo charter member.