[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination: Michael Smith
hobu.inc at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 09:28:59 PDT 2012
Thirded. Michael is a fantastic contributor to the North American code sprints, the annual benchmarking exercise (including acquiring hardware and bandwidth to support it), and the MapServer and GDAL projects in addition to involvement with PDAL.
On Jun 28, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> I second Michael's nomination, and was quite surprised when I found out that he was not a charter member yet. Mike and the team he works with have been long time users and active supporters of MapServer, GDAL/OGR and several other OSGeo projects since long before the creation of OSGeo.
> Actually, we're so used to seeing him around and actively involved that we just assumed that he was already a charter member when he is not. (That's probably the case of a few other individuals)
> On 12-06-28 8:48 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have the honor to nominate Michael Smith for OSGeo Charter membership.
>> Mike is with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Remote Sensing GIS Center,
>> and has been a longtime supporter of FOSS. Most recently he is working
>> very hard with Howard Butler to develop an Open Source point cloud
>> translation library, PDAL. Mike is also very active in the
>> MapServer community, as one of its most vocal power users, and in
>> 2011 he was named to the MapServer Project Steering Committee.
>> I also had the pleasure of giving a MapServer workshop with Mike at
>> FOSS4G 2011 in Denver; many attendees said that it was a wonderful
>> workshop, and I attribute that to Mike's thorough knowledge of MapServer
>> and its recent changes.
>> Mike is often one of the first to sign up for Code Sprints, and register
>> for FOSS4G events, which to me says everything about his passion for
>> this community. He may not prefer to be giving fancy presentations and
>> taking the glory, but scratch the surface of many OSGeo communities and
>> you'll find Mike supporting it in every way he can.
>> I feel that Mike Smith would be an excellent representative of OSGeo.
>>  http://www.pointcloud.org/
>>  http://www.mapserver.org/
>>  http://mapserver.org/development/rfc/ms-rfc-23.html
>> Discuss mailing list
>> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
> Daniel Morissette
> Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000
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