[OSGeo-Discuss] Boad of Director Nomination: Daniel Morissette

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Fri Jul 27 06:13:50 PDT 2012

On 07/27/2012 05:43 AM, Anne Ghisla wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:08:21 -0400
> Mark Lucas <mlucas17 at mac.com> wrote:
>> I would like to second the nomination for Daniel.  After having had
>> the pleasure of working with him on the current board, I frankly
>> can't imagine how we would function without him.  He is always a
>> voice of reason and he has taken ownership of managing all of the
>> financial tracking and planning that has made us successful.
> Well said, Mark. Let me also second Daniel's nomination!
> Anne
Not that it's necessary, but I would also like to support Daniel's 
nomination. I've had the pleasure of working with Daniel as well and 
agree wholeheartedly with Mark & Arnulf.

>> Mark
>> On Jul 26, 2012, at 12:00 PM, Daniel Morissette
>> <dmorissette at mapgears.com> wrote:
>>> Thank you very much Arnulf for such a nice nomination. It would be
>>> hard for me to not accept after reading it.  :)
>>> I'd be happy to serve on the board for another term, presumably to
>>> continue the job started as treasurer in the last year (or to help
>>> transition it to someone else if there is a taker), and also and
>>> most importantly to continue to help bridge the gap between the
>>> local chapters communities and "OSGeo Global". The growing number
>>> of local chapters and local events shows how important they are to
>>> help spread the OSGeo vision to local and non-English speaking
>>> communities.
>>> I am very happy to see a few nominees from outside North America
>>> already... please keep them coming as I think this is a great sign
>>> and can only help make OSGeo even more international. Some
>>> continents/regions are not represented yet in the list of nominees.
>>> It would be awesome of we had at least one candidate from each
>>> continent/region.
>>> Daniel
>>> On 12-07-25 1:18 PM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
>>>> Dear OSGeo Community, Charter Members,
>>>> I want to nominate Daniel Morissette for the OSGeo board of
>>>> directors.
>>>> I have been working with Daniel for many years and he is one of
>>>> the most trustworthy and consistently productive people I know. He
>>>> has always proven to be highly sensitive to community related
>>>> aspects and has an international outlook, combined with very good
>>>> English skills. This makes him a good mediator between different
>>>> regions and cultures, a regularly upcoming issue in our community.
>>>> This would already make him an invaluable member of the board of
>>>> directors. But this is not enough, on top of this he also tends to
>>>> the irksome job of treasurer and has toiled through many
>>>> down-to-earth tasks that an organization of our size requires to
>>>> get done. He is also an integral part of the Franco-Canadian local
>>>> community and a relentless contributor to the MapServer project.
>>>> It would be silly to not squeeze some more out of him if he so
>>>> friendly asks for it.
>>>> Thank you,
>>>> Arnulf

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