[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Board nomination for Michael Smith

James Klassen klassen.js at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 16:14:01 PDT 2014

I third it for the reasons already identified by Daniel and Jeff.
On Aug 15, 2014 12:28 PM, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>

> I second the nomination of Mike Smith for the Board of Directors, so
> nicely written by DanielM.
> Mike is one of those who could join the Board and make an impact right
> away (because is so familiar already with how the Board runs, and knows the
> OSGeo community so well).  He was also nominated for last year's Board
> election, but true to his nature, it never phased his commitment to the
> community when others were selected.  I feel the time is perfect for Mike's
> input, and his vision, for the foundation.
> As an example of his dedication to OSGeo, all those WMS Benchmarking
> exercises at past FOSS4G events were hosted on infrastructure that he set
> up, he provided, he opened up fully to the development teams...his kind
> dedication has touched the whole community of OSGeo.
> Please strongly consider Mike Smith for the Board of Directors.
> -jeff
> On 2014-08-13 5:07 PM, Jorge Sanz wrote:
>> Forwarding Michael Smith nomination by Daniel Morissette
>> Best
>> Jorge
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Daniel Morissette
>> Date: 2014-08-13 20:51 GMT+02:00
>> Subject: Board nomination for Michael Smith
>> To: OSGeo CRO <cro at osgeo.org>
>> 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, which is a very important
>> group of users and contributors of OSGeo software that needs to be
>> represented on the board in my opinion.
>> He is a FOSS4G regular (he has not missed one since the 2003 MapServer
>> Users Meeting), and was an active participant and supporter of the
>> FOSS4G WMS Benchmarking exercise for several years.
>> 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
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