[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Michael Smith

Lime, Steve D (MNIT) Steve.Lime at state.mn.us
Fri Aug 16 07:46:45 PDT 2013

Solid +1 on Mike's nomination! --Steve

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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Morissette
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Michael Smith

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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