Nomination for Board: Dave McIlhagga

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at
Thu Mar 9 20:35:43 PST 2006


I am very pleased to nominate Dave McIlhagga for one of the OSGeo board
of directors seats.

I have known Dave since around 1997 when he, Daniel Morissette and I
all worked for PCI.  When he and Daniel struck out on their own he already
had a great client service ethic.  But over the following few years he
also came to appreciate the transformative power of Open Source in his
own business and in providing his clients better value and quality.

Since then the name DM Solutions has become synonymous with open source and
he has become a prophet of the benefits of MapServer and Open Source around 
the world.  His efforts on the OSGIS'04 conference, and his support for
MapServer and have also been appreciated by the community.

Dave has great experience in selling the value of open source geospatial
technologies in the hard edged business world.  He also has community
building skills, and a willingness to do the right thing even if it not
the most expedient for his own business needs.

Dave played a critical role in the launch of OSGeo, and I look forward
keeping his nose to the grindstone to help make it a big success.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at
light and sound - activate the windows |
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGF,

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