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|Name=Michael P. Gerlek
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|Address=Haymarket, Virginia, USA
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|Coordinate=38.84,-77.625
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|LocalChapter=North America
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|Email=mpg AT flaxen DOT com
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|SocialMedia=http://www.linkedin.com/in/mpgerlek; http://twitter.com/#!/mpgerlek;
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|Info=Michael P. Gerlek (mpg) has been in the geospatial industry for too many years and has been
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involved with OSGeo since its inception. He currently works at RadiantBlue in the Washington, DC area.
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===Michael P. Gerlek (mpg)===
  
LizardTech, Inc.
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[[File:mpg.png|thumb|right|100px|mpg]]
  
==Google Hits for "osgeo"==
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Location: Haymarket, Virginia, USA (38.84N,77.625E)
  
* 10 Mar 06: 17,500
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Michael P. Gerlek (mpg) has been in the geospatial industry for too many years and has been
* 13 Mar 06: 37,000
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involved with OSGeo since its inception. He currently works at RadiantBlue in the Washington, DC area.
* 16 Mar 06: 56,200
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* 18 Apr 06: 107,000
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* 25 Apr 06: 113,000
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* 05 May 06: 115,000
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* 15 May 06: 109,000
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* 05 Jun 05: 96,700
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==Notes on OS for Corporate Use==
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;OSGeo Experience
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[[File:OSGeo_exboard.png|link=OSGeo_Advocate#OSGeo_Board_Members]]
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[[File:OSGeo_charter.png|link=OSGeo_Advocate#OSGeo_Charter_Members]]
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[[File:OSGeo_user.png|link=OSGeo_Advocate#OSGeo_Community_Members]]
  
* companies are scared about IP issues and long term support: they want to leverage existing SW, so as not to reinvent... but not get screwed over
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:* involved with OSGeo since founding in 2006
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:* the original OSGeo T-shirts guy
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:* served terms on the Board of Directors and leading the Visibility Committee
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:* occasional speaker, workshop presenter, etc
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:* author or editor of many articles on open source
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:* former employee of LizardTech, Flaxen Consulting, and OneOcean/ClipCard
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:* co-founder of CUGOS, the Seattle-area chapter of OSGeo
  
* "show me rather than tell me"
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;Contact:
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: Email: mpg AT flaxen DOT com
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: LinkedIn: [http://www.linkedin.com/in/mpgerlek www.linkedin.com/in/mpgerlek]
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: Twitter: [http://twitter.com/#!/mpgerlek twitter.com/#!/mpgerlek]
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;Profile last updated: 2 March 2015
  
* ofttimes corporate "fears" are largely cultural, or not-invented-here -- nothing truly quantifiable
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[[Category:OSGeo Officers]]
 
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[[Category:OSGeo Advocate]]
* companies who use libgeotiff, proj4, etc, to be more"open" about this. They should know that they can submit patches back for these libs, and yet still keep their proprietary code as closed
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* "proprietary" is a four-letter word in some OS circles. OSGeo is an appropriately "inclusive" arena for companies to work with
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* start with the $5K projects (fix this bug), and them lead them down the garden path to the $15K projects ("do whatever you need to do") ... And then get them to open some of their own APIs... And then get them to open up some of their "lesser" tools and libraries...
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* nervous about words like "advocacy" -- the right word, but it all too often comes across from OS zealots like religious idealogy, which is off-putting to many
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* ESRI uses gdal -- other companies?... do a case study?, get them on the public record?
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* ping other project owners for well-known geo companies using osgeo projects
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* [http://www.flaxen.com/all_logos.png test logos page]
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Latest revision as of 11:07, 2 December 2015

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Address: Haymarket, Virginia, USA
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Personal Description : Michael P. Gerlek (mpg) has been in the geospatial industry for too many years and has been involved with OSGeo since its inception. He currently works at RadiantBlue in the Washington, DC area.
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Michael P. Gerlek (mpg)

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Location: Haymarket, Virginia, USA (38.84N,77.625E)

Michael P. Gerlek (mpg) has been in the geospatial industry for too many years and has been involved with OSGeo since its inception. He currently works at RadiantBlue in the Washington, DC area.

OSGeo Experience

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  • involved with OSGeo since founding in 2006
  • the original OSGeo T-shirts guy
  • served terms on the Board of Directors and leading the Visibility Committee
  • occasional speaker, workshop presenter, etc
  • author or editor of many articles on open source
  • former employee of LizardTech, Flaxen Consulting, and OneOcean/ClipCard
  • co-founder of CUGOS, the Seattle-area chapter of OSGeo
Contact
Email: mpg AT flaxen DOT com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mpgerlek
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/mpgerlek
Profile last updated
2 March 2015