[OSGeo-Discuss] Many Thanks and heavy responsibility

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Nov 8 07:01:01 PST 2012

A few hours ago, the OSGeo-Japan chapter presented a token of
appreciation to Venka, at the FOSS4G Osaka event, for receiving the 2012
Sol Katz Award.  You can actually watch the presentation at
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26812092 (beginning of video) - followed
by Venka's talk on "Geospatial, Technologies, Standards and Data: GIS
for the people, by the people" (he switches to English for it)

Congrats on OSGeo-JP for another wonderful FOSS4G event.


On 12-10-27 12:57 PM, Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:
> Dear All,
> Apologies for the delay in my response.
> Took me some time to recover from a bad cold and also from the
> pleasant shock of learning that Sol Katz award for 2012 was bestowed
> upon me. I think that the tiny bit that I could do to promote OSGeo/FOSS4G
> was possible only due the great work by the wonderful bunch of
> people at OSGeo.
> I see this award as recognition for OSGeo/FOSS4G activities in
> Asia which has been experiencing a recent surge as evident
> from recent FOSS4G related events in this part of the world.
> I am grateful for your support and goodwill over the years. It
> would be very difficult for me to name everyone who have helped
> me in my OSGeo/FOSS4G journey as that would be a pretty long
> list. Salutations to Sol Katz for his vision and his family and OSGeo
> for keeping his memories alive.
> Special thanks to two of the early FOSS-tronauts ,  Markus Neteler  for
> helping me get started, to Jeff McKenna for his lessons in community
> building,
> to folks at OSGeo.JP and Osaka City University and all of you for support
> in many ways.
> Best to all and look forward for your continued support to bear this
> heavy responsibility.
> Venka

Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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