[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo Elections 2015] Nomination for Kari Salovaara

Ari Jolma ari.jolma at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 01:00:11 PDT 2015

On 21.08.2015 18:47, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
> Forwarding Kari Salovaara nomination by Jeff McKenna.

I fully support nomination of Kari. It's true that we formalized the 
Finland Chapter a few days ago as a legal entity in Finland (application 
pending). Kari was selected as the chair, Pekka Sarkola as the vice 
chair and myself as the secretary. This step forward is thanks to Kari.

Best regards,


> Best regards,
> Vasile
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Nomination for Kari Salovaara
> Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:57:15 -0300
> From: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
> To: cro at osgeo.org <cro at osgeo.org>
> CC: Kari Salovaara <kari.salovaara at pp1.inet.fi>
> It is my pleasure to nominate Kari Salovaara
> (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Kari_Salovaara), from Finland, as an OSGeo
> Charter Member.  Kari has a lot of experience and a long history of
> development, but many will know of his tireless work translating to
> Finnish, software projects like QGIS, GRASS, Geopaparazzi.  He is very
> active locally, and in fact he is part of big news about to be announced
> by the Finland local chapter (he was nominated as chair).  It's a credit
> to his hard work.
> Kari can be found at many FOSS4G events, and will share a laugh and talk
> about FOSS, with a good story to go along with it.
> Kari would be a great asset as a Charter member of the foundation.
> -jeff
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