[OSGeo-Discuss] Even Rouault receives the 2019 Sol Katz Award

MarĂ­a Arias de Reyna delawen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 23:42:17 PDT 2019

This is a huge reminder that most of the time, people that are essential to
OSGeo are not the noisiest ones.

Big congratulations to Even! This had to happen sooner or later and it was
sooner than later :)

On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 8:26 PM Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org>

> Even Rouault was honoured with the 2019 Sol Katz Award, presented on 29
> August 2019, during the closing session of the FOSS4G event in
> Bucharest. This was the 15th year of the award.
> Even took over the title of "Mister GDAL" after Frank Warmerdam passed
> him the torch. GDAL is a cornerstone of many GIS software both open
> source and proprietary.
> He is an active contributor to GDAL, MapServer, PROJ, libgeotiff, GEOS,
> QGIS and many other projects.
> Even is a highly productive OSGeo contributor. Sol Katz is not about
> numbers, but Evens stats are quite impressive: over the last 5 years, he
> has over 10,000 commits to multiple OSGeo projects.
> (Ref: From 2014 to 2019: 10,900 commits to GDAL, 300 in MapServer, 400
> in QGIS, not counting his recent refactoring of PROJ6, and his
> contributions to other OSGeo projects)
> Even is a brilliant developer and also a really nice person. He cares
> about OSGeo as an organization, about the goals and the way OSGeo runs
> its activities.
> On behalf of the OSGeo communities we congratulate and thank Even for
> all of his contributions.
> See Video from FOSS4G 2019
> https://media.ccc.de/v/bucharest-481-awards-ceremony#t=1190
> Thank you Even, you deserve this.
> About the award
> The Sol Katz Award for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
> (FOSS4G) is awarded annually by OSGeo to individuals who have
> demonstrated leadership in the FOSS4G community. Recipients of the award
> have contributed significantly through their activities to advance open
> source ideals in the geospatial realm. The award acknowledges both the
> work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for
> years to come.
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