[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Nomination for Nikos Alexandris

Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas jsanz at osgeo.org
Fri Aug 1 00:34:31 PDT 2014

Forwarding Nikos Alexnadris nomination by Dimitris Kotzinos.


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Asunto: Nomination for Nikos Alexandris
Fecha: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 04:35:11 +0200 (CEST)
De: Dimitris Kotzinos
Para: cro at osgeo.org >> OSGeo Chief Returning Officer <cro at osgeo.org>
CC: jsanz at osgeo.org, Nick Ves

Dear CRO and all,

we would like to nominate Dr. Nikos Alexandris for becoming an OSGEO
Charter Member.

Nikos has been a long advocate of Open Source GIS and OSGEO [1] and has
been one very active person in supporting both since 2007 (and we know
him since). He actually sees OSGEO as the means to actively cultivating
a technologically advanced and socially aware geospatial way of thinking
and acting.
He has been actively involved in pushing Open Source GIS and OSGEO in
both academic and industry-oriented settings and his passion has taken
him recently from Greece up to India (TERI and Kurukshetra Universities)
in order to promote specifically GRASS-GIS. He has participated in
community sprints for GRASS-GIS, in the translation of the OSGEO web
site to Greek and has been very active in the OSGEO Greek Chapter and
the Greek Open Source community in general, especially by having
participated in numerous events in Greece
about Open Source in general and Open Source GIS specifically and has
been interviewed about this for magazines. You can find more about Nikos
at [2].
We think that Nikos gathers all the required qualities specified in the
OSGEO nomination pages for a charter member.

Dimitris, as the founder of the Greek OSGEO Chapter, considers Nikos a
valuable member
of the OSGEO Greek Chapter and OSGEO in general and as OSGEO Charter
Members we both think that Nikos' passion and dynamism will bring a lot
of energy to OSGEO and that he carries all the necessary qualities to
serve OSGEO from many different positions.

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Nikos_Alexandris
[2] http://nikosalexandris.net/xpress/cv/

Best regards,

Nikos Ves & Dimitris Kotzinos
OSGEO Charter Members

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