[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Michael Smith

Newcomb, Doug doug_newcomb at fws.gov
Mon Aug 19 04:56:09 PDT 2013

I support Mike's nomination

On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Lime, Steve D (MNIT) <
Steve.Lime at state.mn.us> wrote:

> Solid +1 on Mike's nomination! --Steve
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:
> discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Morissette
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:14 PM
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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
> http://www.mapgears.com/
> Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000
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Doug Newcomb
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