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

nicolas bozon nicolas.bozon at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 03:53:35 PDT 2015

I also strongly support this excellent nomination.
As the instigator and advocate of the FOSS4G culture, Venka-sensei is an
open source geospatial visionary as well as a wonderful community builder.
I believe he would be an excellent director once again, and a great asset
for the future of our Foundation.

Best regards,


2015-09-09 11:46 GMT+02:00 Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com>:

> I strongly support Venka's nomination for the board of directors.
> Best,
> Angelos
> On 09/08/2015 11:04 AM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
>> 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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