[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2015] Board Nomination for Venkatesh Raghavan

Ravi Kumar manarajahmundry2015 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 04:16:37 PDT 2015

Professor Venkatesh Raghavan, popularly known as Venka is one of the most
visible members of OSGeo around the world, and more particularly Asia. He
has mentored innumerable conferences and many local chapters.

All the best to Venka.

Ravi Kumar

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 1:34 PM, Vasile Craciunescu <vasile at geo-spatial.org>

> Forwarding Venkatesh Raghavan nomination to the board of directors by
> Sanghee Shin, Markus Neteler and Jeff McKenna.
> Best,
> Vasile
> CRO 2015
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Nomination for Venkatesh Raghavan
> Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2015 17:53:34 -0300
> From: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
> To: cro at osgeo.org <cro at osgeo.org>
> CC: Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>, Sanghee Shin <shshin at gaia3d.com>,
> Venkatesh Raghavan <raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
> It is our pleasure to nominate Venka Raghavan
> (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Venkatesh_Raghavan), from Japan, for the
> OSGeo Board.  It is hard to put into (few) words, Venka's influence on
> FOSS and geo.  The 2012 winner of the Sol Katz Award, he created the
> term “FOSS4G” back in 2004, using it as the name of an international
> event in Thailand, and since then he has promoted FOSS4G all over the
> globe.  He was also one of the organizers of the recent FOSS4G-Asia
> event this past December.
> Venka has also been directly involved in OSGeo since its inception, in
> fact he was on the first OSGeo Board of Directors from 2006 to 2007.  He
> is also a long-time board member of the OSGeo Japan chapter.
> A professor at Osaka City University in Japan, Venka constantly
> encourages his students to leverage FOSS4G in all of their research.
> His influence in Asia wide reaching, being easily the most influential
> FOSS4G leader there.  Venka also helps organize the GIS-IDEAS Symposium
> every 2 years in Vietnam, which is always FOSS4G-based.
> Venka is enthused to be a part of the OSGeo Board again, helping a
> foundation that he helped form at the beginning.  We could not be more
> please and honoured to nominate Venka for the Board of Directors.
> Sanghee Shin, Markus Neteler, & Jeff McKenna
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