[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Board: Mark Lucas

Pericles S. Nacionales naci0002 at umn.edu
Wed Mar 8 19:32:55 PST 2006

I second this nomination.  +1


Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Folks,
> I would like to nominate Mark Lucas for the OSGeo board.
> Mark has been a supporter of Open Source for many years, and launched
> the RemoteSensing.org portal back in 1999 or so.  For me, the facilities
> and community focus it provided was pivotal in launch of GDAL.  Mark
> also launched the OSSIM project and held together his team after they
> migrated out of ImageLinks.  Mark has good contacts in the US federal
> government, and is helping to bring open source methodologies into some
> groups there.
> Also telling was a comment Mark made in the Chicago meeting.  He stressed
> that we were all there because we wanted to find a way of making what
> we love to do (writing/using open source geospatial software) 
> sustainable.
> I think he has the organizational smarts, contacts, enthusiasm and
> perseverance to held us accomplish that as a foundation.
> Best regards,

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