[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Michael Smith

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Aug 16 06:13:48 PDT 2013

It is my pleasure to second Michael Smith's nomination.

It may not be well known, but I often turn to Mike as a sort of virtual
water-cooler, to discuss OSGeo topics.  Many of my hardest decisions
have been filtered through him (or discussed after-the-fact), as he
possesses a wealth of knowledge and a passion for all things OSGeo.  He
would be an excellent Board member.

(I am smiling at the picture on his wiki page)


On 2013-08-15 11:14 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> 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

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