[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Board Nomination for Jeff McKenna

Dirk Frigne dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Tue Aug 19 06:01:06 PDT 2014

As a keynote speaker on the first FOSS4G conference for Europe,  Jeff
gave some insight information in his personal life and why he is
spending so much time in the OSGeo movement.

He grows in his role as president, he told during the speech, and I
beleive him.

I had the luck to meet Jeff for the first time in Cape-town on the
foss4G2008 conference, having a couple of beers and good food together.
A very important feature of Jeff is his ability to listen to other
members of the community and tackle political issues with humour and a
load '/ha/'.

I Hope he gets the chance to continue his mandate as president of OSGeo.
He is the right person, with his heart on the right place to fulfil this
important task.

I support your nomination and I hope a lot of the charter members
together with me.


On 15-08-14 16:25, Jorge Sanz wrote:
> Forwarding Jeff McKenna nomination for the board by Markus Neteler
> Best
> Regards
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Markus Neteler
> Date: 2014-08-15 10:58 GMT+02:00
> Subject: Board Nomination for Jeff McKenna
> To: CRO
> I'd like to nominate Jeff McKenna for the board election. Little needs
> to be said about Jeff as he is widely known in and outside the OSGeo
> community for his passion of our community, straight forward approach
> and a fantastic sense of humor.
> Jeff whom I know personally since the famous initial FOSS4G 2004
> conference in Bangkok is supporting the ideals and daily business of
> FOSS4G community and OSGeo Foundation with all his energy. Jeff is
> well known for more than a decade in the Mapserver community and its
> PSC, and he is known as a driving force of OSGeo around the globe.
> Jeff is one of the original charter members (from 2006, year of
> "birth" of OSGeo) and has years of experience serving on the OSGeo
> board.
> Jeff is always available to listen to existing or potential community
> members in order to bring the community ideals of OSGeo forward. He is
> truely international, proven by his wide, visible network. Jeff has
> assisted in the formation of several OSGeo local chapters worldwide
> and especially supported the FOSS4G conferences the world over.
> He is being a important friend to many community members. I am glad
> that Jeff has agreed to stand for re-election and continue to lend his
> voice, face and wisdom to OSGeo.
> See also http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jeff_McKenna
> Best regards,
> Markus

Yours sincerely,

ir. Dirk Frigne

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