[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Venkatesh Raghavan

Serena Coetzee serenacoetzee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 11:51:22 PDT 2017

I would like to support/sedond Venka's nomination. Thanks, Venka, for agreeing to stand again!


On 09 Oct 2017, at 09:13, Silvia Franceschi <silvia.franceschi at gmail.com> wrote:

I support the nomination of Venkatesh Raghavan. 
Thank you Venka for agreeing to serve again...


On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 7:42 PM, Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk <mailto:Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>> wrote:
+1 for Venka's nomination.. Thank you Venka for agreeing to serve again .  Venka has provided us excellent leadership reaching out to everyone. His contributions for geoeducation is an inspiration for all of us. Let us all welcome him back to the Board .

Best wishes,


From: Discuss <discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org>> on behalf of Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
Sent: 08 October 2017 5:21 PM
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Venkatesh Raghavan

Forwarding nomination of Venkatesh Raghavan by Angelos Tzotsos. The
Board Nominations page has been updated:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017 <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2017>

-Jeff & Vasile
CRO 2017 Elections

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It is my pleasure and honor to nominate our President Venka Raghavan[1],
from Japan, for re-election for the OSGeo Board of Directors. Venka's
contributions to FOSS and FOSS4G are inspiring to our community. He is
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.

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. He has
served the OSGeo community for the last 2 years with great commitment
and passion from the position of the President.

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 happy to be a part of the OSGeo Board again, helping the
foundation that he helped form at the beginning. So please welcome back
Venka to the Board of Directors.

[1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Venkatesh_Raghavan <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Venkatesh_Raghavan>

Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member, Board of Directors
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos <http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos>

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