[OSGeo-Announce] Thomas Bonfort Receives FOSS4G Developer Award

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Tue Sep 29 07:21:42 PDT 2015

Thomas Bonfort was honored with the inaugural FOSS4G Developer Award,
sponsored by GeoCat (https://www.geocat.net/), during the FOSS4G 2015
conference in Seoul, South Korea.  Attendees of the FOSS4G-Seoul event
placed votes for the best developer, by filling out ballots at the
GeoCat booth.

Thomas has been a longtime member of the MapServer Project Steering
Committee (PSC), and has been the driving force of many thorough
changes, especially to both MapServer 6 and MapServer 7 releases.
MapServer's high quality and fast rendering engines have all been
upgraded thanks to Thomas.  Thomas is also the maintainer of MapCache,
MapServer's caching engine that is handled through an Apache module.
Many will remember Thomas working so hard on past WMS Benchmarking
exercises with other lead developers of GeoServer and Mapnik,
improving not only MapServer but helping the other projects as well.

GeoCat and the whole OSGeo community would like to thank Thomas
Bonfort for his contributions to the community.  Thanks Thomas!

GeoCat & OSGeo

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