[OSGeo-Conf] Resignation from Committee
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Feb 6 10:06:44 EST 2012
I haven't been able to give my usual effort to this conference
committee, since Denver. I feel it is best that I resign and let
everyone continue their great FOSS4G work.
The good news is that I have always archived everything: just take a
glimpse at how far back files for raw conference logos, documents, RFPs,
etc., go: https://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/ I always made sure to
store raw OpenOffice files as well for RFP documents.
I could not be more proud than to have worked with the other conference
committee members to spread the Open Source geospatial passion in
various regions of the world. I really wanted to do that, it was a
specific goal of mine, and it is one of the things I can say I achieved
in my life. We went to places that most OSGeo people told me privately
would fail, and we made it work - and now those communities are vibrant
in Open Source geospatial.
I am very positive about the future of FOSS4G and OSGeo. I can see that
more FOSS4G events are popping up around the world, and this is
excellent. I have no doubt that the Beijing event will be a great
event, as I have so many times witnessed the FOSS4G passion in that part
of the world.
I should also mention the Sol Katz award, which I hope will continue to
be part of every annual FOSS4G event. Sophia and I would like this to
continue, as a way each year to thank someone for their hard work in the
community, as well as honor one of our pioneers, Sol.
Before I sign off here, I'd like to mention every conference committee
member that helped us through the years, because they deserve so much
thanks, yet I never had time to thank them, for their input, their
passion, and their time. Thank you, and, in the words of Lorenzo, a big
hug from me to:
And to all of the past FOSS4G event committee members, all those local
organizers from 2003 until today, where would we be without you? - I
thank you from my heart for working so hard and delivering a wonderful
event, each and every year.
I've enjoyed working with each and every one of you. Thank you.
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