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

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Fri Oct 15 22:49:57 PDT 2010

Thanks Nick and all for the congratulatory messages.

Such recognition was possible due to great software and
people that make up OSGeo. It is a recognition to the OSGeo
community as a whole.

BTW, IPA (IT promotion agency Japan) has earlier funded GRASS and
Mapserver internationalization in 2004 and also recently supported
in the development of other FOSS4G tools too.

Arigatou and kanpai!!


nicolas bozon wrote:
> Congrats to the Japanese chapter and long life to the MolaMola fish !
> Best,
> Nick
> 2010/10/15 Toru Mori(森亮) <moritoru at orkney.co.jp>
>> 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!
>> http://www.osgeo.jp/
>> -- Press release by IPA (in Japanese) --
>> http://www.ipa.go.jp/about/press/20101015_2.html
>> -- 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 --
>> http://www.ipa.go.jp/english/about/index.html
>> Toru Mori
>> Yokohama Japan
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