[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Board nomination for Dirk Frigne
jsanz at osgeo.org
Tue Sep 13 11:50:14 PDT 2016
Forwarding nominations of Moritz Lennert and Gert-Jan van der Weijden for
I would like to nominate Dirk Frigne (dirk.frigne at geosparc.com) from
Belgium as a board member.
Dirk has entered the Board recently and has since worked hard on
advancing OSGeo interests and on pushing an agenda of
professionalizing OSGeo as an organisation. He was one of the
co-founders of OSGeo.be in Belgium and has been one of the leaders of
the OSGeo-EU initiative which led to the creation of this new chapter
and which hopefully will allow breaking the stronghold of proprietary
software in EU institutions and allow the integration of more foss4g in
European initiatives and programmes, by federating European actors
He has a strong business perspective and thus ensures a voice for all
the small SME's active in foss4g.
I feel that he has only just begun and that at his current rate of
pouring energy into OSGeo he will bring a lot to the community if he
is allowed to continue in the board.
Sent from my phone, excuse my brevity.
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De: "Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting OSGeo.nl" <gert-jan at osgeo.nl>
Fecha: 12 sept. 2016 18:54
Asunto: Board nomination for Dirk Frigne
Para: <cro at osgeo.org>
> I would like to nominate Dirk Frigne for the Board of Directors of the
> Dirk has already been in the Board since January this year, as a
"substitute" after Jeff McKenna stepped down from the Board. Because of
this "split-term" he is to be re-elected this year already.
> Dirk is not just formally -being one of OSGeo's vice-presidents- visible,
but also in discussions and actions both in the Board (as one can tell by
the Board mailing list) as well as outside the Board.
> As a founder and CEO of Geosparc (well know of GeoMajas), Dirk knows
inside out what's going in doing business in an open source ecosystem.
> Besides that, his efforts for putting open source for geospatial on the
European agenda forces respect.
> And on a local scale, Dirk is as members of the Board of Directors very
much involved in the Belgian local chapter.
> I think Dirk has proven in his first 8 month as a Board member that he is
of great value of putting topics on the agenda that are very meaningful for
a greater outreach of OSGeo.org as an organisation, and of Open Source for
Geospatial in general.
> Although I do not always agree on Dirk's opinions, I think this ability
to raise the right questions, combined with his broad background and
perspective continues to make Dirk a very valuable Board member.
> Kind regards,
> Gert-Jan van der Weijden
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