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

Andrea Ross andrea.ross at eclipse.org
Sun Sep 18 09:34:47 PDT 2016

+1, I was fortunate to work a little with Marc and found that he had excellent ideas, a mountain if of pragmatism, a history of positive collaborations, and was a pleasure to speak & work with. He communicates very effectively also. Excellent choice!


On September 18, 2016 12:22:36 PM EDT, Jeffrey Johnson <ortelius at gmail.com> wrote:
>+1 on this nomination. I've only had the pleasure of interacting with
>Marc recently in Bonn, but I believe he is the exact kind of person we
>need to take OSGeo to the next level with a clear, focused and well
>executed marketing strategy.
>On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 8:40 AM, Jeff McKenna
><jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>> Forwarding Marc Vloemans nomination for the Board of Directors by
>> van der Weijden.
>> - on behalf of
>>   CRO 2016
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> I would like to nominate Marc Vloemans for the Board of Directors of
>> 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
>> 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
>> in Bonn this year, I have worked with Marc more closely than ever
>> I guess a  lot of you (the participants of FOSS4G) can't have missed
>> 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
>> 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!
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marc_Vloemans
>> Kind regards,
>> Gert-Jan
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