[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Board Nomination - Andrew Ross

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Fri Aug 5 06:10:26 PDT 2011

Thank you Dave. Nomination added to 

Daniel Morissette
OSGeo Chief Returning Officer (2011)

On 11-08-04 11:02 PM, Dave McIlhagga wrote:
> I would like to nominate Andrew Ross for a position on the OSGeo Board.
> Andrew brings a balanced mix of valuable technical and business skills
> which make him a great choice to become an OSGeo board member. His
> experience spans private, public, and academic organizations. He has
> been involved with OSGeo for five years, and has been a charter member
> of OSGeo for the past 3 years. In this time he has demonstrated
> considerable commitment to OSGeo, its projects, and organizations in the
> OSGeo ecosystem.
> This list represents some of Andrew's experience and qualifications and
> experience relevant to his nomination:
> - Founder of FOSSLC (http://fosslc.org) - a non-profit organization
> dedicated to education and business development with open source
> technologies
> - Director of Ecosystems at the Eclipse Foundation
> - Ingres' Director of Engineering (& Geospatial Technology)
> - The development team at Ingres under his leadership contributed to
> OSGeo projects including GEOS, GDAL/OGR, Proj.4, and others.
> - He arranged considerable financial support for OSGeo from Ingres, both
> direct (cash & code contributions) and indirect (contracting people to
> make contributions to OSGeo projects).
> - Project founder, committer/architect for the open source video
> recording & streaming suite called Freeseer
> - Organized multiple OSGeo related events including Geocamp 2008,
> Summercamp 2009, and a number of bootcamps.
> - Organized teams to record videos for past OSGeo events including
> FOSS4G2009, Rendez-Vous OSGeo Quebec, and more.
> - Mentor for dozens of programming interns as part of the Google Summer
> of Code, Talent First Network, UCOSP, and other student programs.
> - Teaching Programming using open source technologies at Carleton
> University since 2006
> - 7 years experience as an architect and software developer at Nortel
> creating carrier grade products and services based on open source code
> - Very active member of the Ottawa OSGeo Chapter
> In addition to his considerable personal experience, Andrew's work with
> the Eclipse Foundation, FOSSLC, and other organizations provides access
> to an enormous amount of experience, specialized skills, and a wealth of
> contacts. His addition to the board would create even more opportunities
> for technology sharing/development and valuable business development.
> Thanks,
> Dave

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