[OSGeo-Conf] Resignation from Committee
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.
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