[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for board: Michael Gerlek
gary.lang at autodesk.com
Fri Mar 10 07:55:49 PST 2006
From: Chris Holmes [mailto:cholmes at openplans.org]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 7:55 AM
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for board: Michael Gerlek
I would like to nominate Michael Gerlek (mpg) for the board.
I had never met or heard of Michael before the meeting in Chicago, but I
found his contributions and advice to be incredibly valuable. He played
a key role in helping to figure out the initial governance
bootstrapping, and since has followed up with solid contributions to the
wiki and sounding in on the irc channel. I think he would continue to
provide a very reasoned and well thought out voice in the continued
bootstrapping of the foundation.
He could also prove a great resource on the board as an ambassador to
proprietary software vendors to build on technologies like GDAL, OSSIM,
GeoTools and FDO, a role he's excited about. And I'm happy to nominate
him despite a short track record of os geo software experience, since he
already seems quite committed to helping out and spreading OSGeo,
regardless of the outcome.
The Open Planning Project
thoughts at: http://cholmes.wordpress.com
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