[OSGeo-Conf] Resignation from Committee
Menen, Thijs van (DID)
thijs.van.menen at rws.nl
Tue Feb 7 06:44:37 EST 2012
Hi Jeff e.a.
Jeff's resignation: -1!
It's freezing big time in the Netherlands. -12 (yes, thats big for us),
but really the temp dropped a few degrees when this news arrived.
There are so many words that crossed my mind to grace Jeff......
Jeff I salute you!!!!
#tik hem aan ouwe!
ps1 I am now in a desperate need for a white russian.
ps2 I hope this ends with the Terminator's famous last words: "I'll be
Van: conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] Namens Jeff McKenna
Verzonden: maandag 6 februari 2012 16:07
Onderwerp: [OSGeo-Conf] Resignation from Committee
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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