[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Nomination for OSGeo Board: Marc Vloemans

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Sep 18 08:40:05 PDT 2016

Forwarding Marc Vloemans nomination for the Board of Directors by 
Gert-Jan van der Weijden.

- on behalf of
   CRO 2016

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I would like to nominate Marc Vloemans for the Board of Directors of the 
OSGeo.org foundation.

I know Marc now for approximately 10 years. The first years simply as 
fellow-Dutchmen working in spatial IT in The Netherlands. But since Marc 
joined the Board of Directors of the Dutch Local Chapter "OSgeo.nl" in 
2015, and since we both were members of the Local Organizing Committee 
of FOSS4G in Bonn this year, I have worked with Marc more closely than 
ever before.

I guess a  lot of you (the participants of FOSS4G) can't have missed 
Marc since he was the central person in manning the OSGeo.org booth at 

He has a broad management experience in "spreading the open source word" 
in both commercial and public organizations, not just in Europe but also 
in other continents. But his organizational experience is not tied to 
just our well-known FOSS4G ecosystem.

Therefore I think Marc can build bridges to other organisations and 
ecosystems, and thus bring OSgeo.org a step further in its maturity.

And besides that, I know Marc as someone you can have a good beer/talk & 
laugh with!


Kind regards,


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