[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Michael Smith

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Aug 15 19:14:08 PDT 2013

I'd like to nominate Michael Smith for the board election.

Mike works for the US Army Corps of Engineers Remote Sensing GIS Center 
and has been a long time power user, supporter and contributor of 
MapServer, GDAL/OGR and other OSGeo projects. He is a member of the 
MapServer PSC and is also one of the instigators behind the PDAL 
project, the GDAL of Point Clouds. In addition to his experience with 
the OSGeo projects and community, he would bring to the board the 
perspective of government organizations.

He is a FOSS4G regular (he has not missed one since the 2003 MapServer 
Users Meeting), and an active participant and supporter of the FOSS4G 
WMS Benchmarking exercise each year.

Finally, Mike has been following the activities of the board for the 
last few years (at least), often present as a quiet observer in IRC 
board meetings and even in one of the face to face meetings, so I 
believe he is well aware of the way OSGeo operates and prepared for the 
challenges of serving on the board.

See also http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Msmitherdc

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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