[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Gérald Fenoy

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Aug 16 06:33:58 PDT 2013

I strongly support this nomination for Gérald Fenoy.

Gérald brings an interesting perspective to OSGeo.  I remember him
saying to me how he attended FOSS4G 2006 and then decided to dedicate
his business and career (and life) to FOSS4G.  And he has indeed done so.

Gérald has endless energy and passion, and his activities at the OSGeo
Project level are well known.  He also travels to many communities
around the world (always towing his briefcase on wheels behind him, with
a smoke in his mouth) and shares his deep passion for Open Source

I have had the honor of listening to his thoughts on OSGeo, many many
times, and each time, it is special for me.  He never holds back, says
what is on his mind, in his heart, and has a true true concern for all
things OSGeo.

I have watched Gérald grow through the years, and, I believe it is an
excellent opportunity for both the Board and for the community, to have
such a strong voice as a leader.

Please consider Gérald for the Board of Directors of OSGeo.


On 2013-08-16 6:00 AM, maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it wrote:
> Dear All
> I would like to nominate Gérald FENOY for the OSGeo Board of Directors
> elections.
> Gérald is promoting, using and developing FOSS4G with passion since 2004.
> He has a very global and generic vision of both the Foundation
> activities and its software projects.
> Gérald has a keen interest in technical innovation which he manages to
> leverage for both community and business related issues.
> Gérald is committed to Open Source and is very willing to help the OSGeo
> projects grow. As an example, he frequently funds OSGeo developers to
> add enhancements to their software, for using in his personal projects
> or those from GeoLabs, his geospatial consulting company based in France
> (http://geolabs.fr).
> Gérald co-founded the ZOO-Project (http://zoo-project.org) WPS plateform
> back in 2008, is PSC chair and main developer of this innovative and
> incubating OSGeo project. He also contributed to several projects
> through the years including GDAL/OGR, MapServer and PostGIS, with
> patches, translations, ideas and more.
> Gérald is also a regular at the FOSS4G conference since 2006, where he
> often gives workshops and talks. He also participated and helped many
> times in several local chapters in Europe, Asia and Africa.
> Gérald collaborates passionately with many Universities both in Europe
> and in Asia.
> Gérald will be a great addition to the OSGeo Board of Directors. He
> brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, regarding both coding and
> open source good practices, but also about international collaborations
> and community management.
> More info on Gérald:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#G.C3.A9rald_Fenoy
> Many thanks and best regards to All of You.
> Maria

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