[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member nominations: supporting Dimitris Kotzinos and Angelos Tzotsos

Athina Trakas (OGC) atrakas at opengeospatial.org
Fri Jul 6 02:40:16 PDT 2012


I would like to support both Angelos Tzotsos' and Dimitris Kotzinos' 
nominations as charter members.

I have had the pleasure working directly with Dimitris in the past. We 
still are in touch and I am intrigued by the constant efforts (and 
fantastic results) the Greek OSGeo community is achieving. Dimitris is a 
smart person and acknowledged leader in the GIS community in Greece!

Both Angelos and Dimitris would raise the profile of FOSS4G and all 
related topics in Greece and will help the OSGeo community growth in Greece!

Bye, Athina

Athina Trakas
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Am 05.07.12 14:03, schrieb Nikos Alexandris:
> Greetings OSGeo - list(en)ers :D
> Herewith I'd like to express my support for Angelos Tzotsos' nomination.
> I met Angelos in November 2010, during the 1st GeoDataCamp organised by a core
> team behind<geodata.gov.gr>.  No second thoughts, his profile fits into the
> OSGeo frame.  His knowledge upon (F)OS(S) + Geo is well founded and his
> argumentation clean.  He contributes to the community by developing software
> (<http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos/free_software.html>),  presenting the OSGeo
> live project in _every_ relevant event (I've been at least), and he plays an
> important role in the Greek OSGeo chapter (for example, on the ongoing
> translation of the OSGeo website).
> Along with expressing the support for Angelos nomination, I'd like to nominate
> Dimitris Kotzinos (<http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Kotzino>).
> Dimitris is not unknown to the OSGeo community.  I only knew about him from
> osgeo-wikipages -- for example, he took the responsibility to found the Greek
> OSGeo Chapter (end of 2007) -- and contacted him indirectly through the
> <greek at lists.osgeo.org>  list.  I had the chance to meet and discuss with him
> during last year's "1st GRASS and GFOSS Users Camp" (in which he was a co-
> organizer).  I "discovered" that his contributions to the Greek OS community,
> and especially to the geospatial OS community, are extensive.  Searching the
> web should be enough to convince so.  Not too long ago, during the 5th
> FOSSCOMM (the main Greek OS-communities conference), and the 7th HellasGI
> conference, we had more intensive&  extensive discussions touching various
> subjects.  It is great that he shares his rich experiences with the community.
> There are many more points in his osgeo-related cv, but I feel that this
> message would become too lengthy.
> All in all, I consider as very significant having some Greek(s) participating
> actively in OSGeo's governance activities.  It sure will enrich OSGeo's
> diverse and multi-cultural profile as well as it will boost our growing Greek
> OSGeo community.
> Kindest regards, Nikos
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