[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Board Nomination for Vasile Crăciunescu

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Fri Aug 15 16:09:12 PDT 2014

I second the nomination of Vasile Crăciunescu  for the Board of 
Directors. Thanks
to Gerald for nominating him

I have met Vasile at several international and regional FOSS4G conferences
found his dedication to the cause of FOSS4G amazing. He has
great organization skills and financial acumen for making a sustainable
and growing OSGeo community not  only in his home country Romania but
also whole of Europe.

The qualities that he possesses would be a great asset to OSGeo Board.
I therefore request strong support from Charter members to bring
Vasile as one of the next OSGeo Board of Directors.


On 2014/08/14 20:01, Jorge Sanz wrote:
> Forwarding Vasile Crăciunescu nomination to the board of directors by
> Gérald Fenoy
> Best
> Jorge
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Fenoy Gerald <gerald.fenoy at geolabs.fr>
> Date: 2014-08-14 10:13 GMT+02:00
> Subject: Nomination for Vasile Crăciunescu
> To: "cro at osgeo.org Returning Officer" <cro at osgeo.org>
> Hi Jorge,
> I would like to nominate Vasile Crăciunescu for this year OSGeo Board Election.
>   * Name: Vasile Crăciunescu
>   * Country of residence: Romania
>   * Reason of my nomination
> Vasile Crăciunescu [1] is a very active FOSS4G promoter and use his
> free time to maintain and enhance geo-spatial.org [2], a collaborative
> effort by and for the Romanian community to facilitate the sharing of
> geospatial knowledge and the discovery and publishing of free
> geographic datasets and maps. Started in 2009, geo-spatial.org then
> became the local chapter of OSGeo in Romania. Over the last eight
> years, he has been involved in the organization of different
> OSGeo/FOSS4G events (e.g. 15 Romanian FOSS4G workshops, chairman at
> FOSS4G-CEE 2013, organizing committee member at FOSS4G-Europe 2014,
> OSGeo conference committee member since 2013, OSGeo charter member
> since 2012). For the last three years he is teaching FOSS4G based
> techniques at the Faculty of Geography - University of Bucharest in
> the first Romanian ICA-OSGeo Lab [3].
> Vasile is currently a researcher at Romanian National Meteorological
> Administration, working in the Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory since
> 2001. He is in charge of the scientific and operational activities in
> Meteo Romania related to rapid mapping, air quality data integration,
> spatial data infrastructure and web mapping. He has a good experience
> in working and leading national, EU and ESA research projects. Since
> 2011 is the Romanian representative in Copernicus User Forum (the
> European Earth observation programme formerly known as GMES) and the
> representative of Meteo Romania at OGC.
> Vasile is an OSGeo leader for his dedication to the Foundation, from
> the community to the conferences organisation levels. The OSGeo Board
> can benefit of his valuable experience and knowledge.
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Vasile
> [2] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RxxoCQEyPU2krisEMniTyn-WQhzfrD1z24FzPtdqHmI/edit?usp=sharing
> [3] http://opengis.unibuc.ro
> As Vasile is famous for his vibrating dedication to OSGeo so I don’t
> think I need to say much more and for me his election should be a
> simple confirmation of his leading position.
> I have checked that Vasile is willing to accept this nomination and he
> confirmed he will.
> Best regards,
> Gérald Fenoy
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Djay

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