[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Board nomination for Dirk Frigne

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 00:15:03 PDT 2016


Hi all,

I also want to support the nomination of Dirk Frigne. I think Dirk has been
one of the most active board members (eg foundation of the European
chapter) and has been pushing OSGeo to grow even outside our comfort zone,
eg by organising an OSGeo session at the Geospatial World Forum.

Kind Regards,
Johan

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Jorge Sanz <jsanz at osgeo.org> wrote:

> Forwarding nominations of Moritz Lennert and Gert-Jan van der Weijden for
> Dirk Frigne.
>
> Best
> Jorge Sanz
> CRO 2016
>
> ******
>
> Hello,
>
> 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
> into networks.
>
> 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.
>
> Moritz
>
> --
> Jorge Sanz
>
> Sent from my phone, excuse my brevity.
>
> ---------- Mensaje reenviado ----------
> 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>
> Cc:
>
> > I would like to nominate Dirk Frigne for the Board of Directors of the
> OSGeo.org foundation.
>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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