[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination: Massimiliano Cannata

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Thu Jun 28 18:27:26 PDT 2012

Dear All,

I would like to nominate Dr. Massimiliano Cannata as new Charter Member.
Dr. Cannata is heading the Geinformatics Division at University of Applied
Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). He is a regular at FOSS4G
meetings and has presented several interesting results on hazard mapping,
sensor networks, data security etc. He is a PSC member of the GRASS projject
and the ZOO project. His researches are entirely based on developing and
using FOSS4G solutions. He is also known internationally through his 
collaborations and wide travels. He has strong links in the academic, 
and industry circles.


On 2012/06/29 5:20, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> 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.
> Daniel
> [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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