[OSGeo-Conf] Resignation from Committee

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 14:53:28 EST 2012

Thank you so much for the huge personality and drive you have put behind 
foss4g to date.

It wasn't until I met you in person at FOSS4G in Sydney, and saw your 
stage performance in the MapServer shootout, that I could see a strong 
correlation between your vibrant personality and some of the underlying 
core values of foss4g.

I'm hopeful that stepping down from the foss4g committee is a ramping 
down of osgeo activities rather than a complete step out. And I hope 
that after some well earned R&R you might be tempted to meddle in some 
of the activities which you have helped shape.

On 07/02/12 02:06, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 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:
> Rafael Sperb
> Dave Patton
> Luc Maurer
> Daniel Rappo
> Alan Grignon
> Olivier Ertz
> Allan Doyle
> Lorenzo Becchi
> Frank Warmerdam
> Cameron Shorter
> Paul Ramsey
> Venka Raghavan
> Claude Philipona
> Markus Neteler
> Helena Mitasova
> Dave McIlhagga
> Steve Lime
> Gavin Fleming
> Arnulf Christl
> Thierry Badard
> 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.
> -jeff
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Cameron Shorter
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