[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination: Sanghee Shin

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Tue Nov 8 00:19:49 PST 2011

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I have the pleasure of nominating Mr. Sanghee Shin [1] [2] from Korea as
new OSGeo Charter Member.

Sanghee has come a long way with Open Source, first using GRASS during
his studies, later coming back to image processing and now using,
promoting and developing it in his own company. He is founding member of
the OSGeo Korean Local Chapter [3] [4] a  prominent organization with
180 registered members (10-2011) and a lively community [5]. This year
the Local Chapter presentes OSGeo with a booth at SmartKorea 2011 [6],
the  Korean trade fair for geospatial software, data and surveying.
Booth space and equipment was kindly provided by Mr. Shin's company
GRIDA [7].

This fall the OSGeo Local Chapter of Korea organized their first FOSS4G
Local Chapter event [2] in Seoul, again under the lead of Sanghee.
Mori-san, Yoshida-san from the FOSS4G Japan Local Chapter Chapter and
myself were invited to give keynote presentations at the event with
about 60 attendees and a dozen presentations about software, business
models and use cases.

Mr. Shin will be a great addition to the Charter Membership, invigorate
our Asian connection and help to spread word and raise interest in our
next FOSS4G in Beijing which is more or less just around the corner (at
least seen from here...).

Best regards,

[1] https://twitter.com/#!/endofcap
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Endofcap
[3] Korean: http://www.osgeo.kr/
[4] English: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Korea
[5] http://groups.google.com/group/osgeo-kr/topics
[6] http://grida.kr/en/business/business.html

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