[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination: Thomas Bonfort

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Jun 28 13:20:13 PDT 2012

I'd like to second Thomas' nomination.

Thomas is another one of those individuals that we're so used to seeing 
around OSGeo projects, conferences and code sprints that we just assumed 
that he was already charter members.

As Steve wrote, he is a very constructive team player, so much that many 
of the performance gains made in recent FOSS4G benchmarking exercises in 
both MapServer and Mapnik can be tracked down to the great 
"coopetition"[1] spirit that Thomas (for MapServer) and Dane Springmeyer 
(for Mapnik) put into the benchmarking game, effectively exchanging 
hints and tricks to help boost the performance of each other's 
(competing) software. That's open source at its best.


[1] Coopetition = Cooperative competition

On 12-06-28 1:25 PM, Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to nominate Thomas Bonfort for OSGeo Charter Member.
> Thomas has been a long time active supporter of the Open Source GIS
> movement. He developed mod_geocache which has since been merged with
> mapserver as mapcache, he is an active developer of mapserver and
> recently taken on the responsibility for the latest mapserver release in
> the works.
> Thomas has presented in various FOSS4G conferences and is constructive
> and a great team player. I think Thomas would make an excellent OSGeo
> Charter Member.
> Best regards,
>    -Stephen Woodbridge
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Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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