[OSGeo-Discuss] Japan chapter receives "Japanese OSS Encouragement Award" by IPA

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Oct 15 08:21:25 PDT 2010

Hi Toru,

This is excellent news and many congratulations to you and all members
in the local chapter. I am sure this will be the start of many more
achievements for your local chapter and OSGeo for the future. 

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
The Nottingham Geospatial Building 
University of Nottingham  NG7 2 TU
Tel: (0)115 82 32750

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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Japan chapter receives "Japanese OSS
Encouragement Award" by IPA

Hi OSGeo community,

Today IPA (IT promotion agency Japan), a government agency, announced
that OSGeo Japan Chapter will be awarded "Japanese OSS Encouragement
Award" prize on 28th October 2010.
I , as representative of the chapter, am very pleased and honored to
receive the prize!

The Japan chapter was established in late 2006 and the local community
has been growing steadily and dedicating effort to promoting FOSS4G.
Please join our local conference, FOSS4G 2010 Tokyo/Osaka, held in this
November to celebrate it with us over bottles of beer!

-- Press release by IPA (in Japanese) --

-- About the award --
IPA grants "Japanese OSS Contributor Award" to a developer who has
established and has been managing the development project which has the
influence, to a superior developer who takes an active role in the
global projects and to a contributor to spread the OSS. Also IPA grants
"Japanese OSS Encouragement Award" to the individual or the group which
has a remarkable activity to develop and/or spread OSS.

-- About IPA --

Toru Mori
Yokohama Japan

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