[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Board Nomination - Gérald Fenoy

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Fri Aug 5 14:03:40 PDT 2011

Thank you Jeff. Nomination added to 

Daniel Morissette
OSGeo Chief Returning Officer (2011)

On 11-08-05 04:50 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> I am pleased to nominate Gérald Fenoy for the OSGeo Board of Directors.
> Many of you will recognize Gérald in his ZOO-Project t-shirts at past
> FOSS4G events. He is a passionate person, and he gives his heart and
> soul to every project that he works on.
> Gérald was the initial contributor to the ZOO-Project
> (http://www.zoo-project.org) Open Source project, a popular WPS
> platform. Living in southern France, he is also active in several other
> local Open Source projects including PostGIS (he is the maintainer of
> the PostGIS.fr website http://www.postgis.fr/).
> Gérald is also a long-time MapServer user, and leverages MapServer
> (http://www.mapserver.org) in each and every project that he delivers.
> Throughout the years he has submitted several patches directly to the
> MapServer source code.
> A frequent traveler, Gérald is also very active in OSGeo communities all
> around the world, including OSGeo-Senegal (Africa), OSGeo-Japan,
> OSGeo-Vietnam, and OSGeo-China.
> Gérald frequently funds many OSGeo developers to add enhancements to
> their software for his projects (which often include committed
> enhancements to the GDAL and MapServer projects). He is a very active
> businessman for his company GeoLabs (http://geolabs.fr/) and he is very
> willing to help Open Source projects grow.
> Most importantly, Gérald is very accessible, and lives in IRC chat as
> the "djay" username. He is always quick to respond (and you can always
> know that his cigarette is hanging from his lips as he thinks of a
> response to your challenging question). Another important point is that
> he is very professional, always listening to feedback no matter if it is
> positive or negative, and then making appropriate changes.
> I feel that Gérald will be a great addition to the OSGeo Board of
> Directors. He brings a wealth of experience from the private sector that
> is always useful on any Board of Directors. In my recent talks with him
> he is very honored that I am nominating him for this position. It is my
> honor to do this for him.
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Djay
> -- Jeff McKenna

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