[GRASS5] Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software - Call for Nominations
jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Fri Apr 22 04:58:17 EDT 2005
SUBJECT: Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software -
Call for Nominations
The organizing committee for the upcoming Open Source Geospatial '05
conference would like to open nominations for the inaugural Sol Katz
Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software.
The Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software
(GFOSS) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership
in the GFOSS community. Recipients of the award will have contributed
significantly through their activities to advance open source ideals
in the geospatial realm.
Sol Katz was an early pioneer of GFOSS and left behind a large body of
work in the form of applications, format specifications, and utilities
while at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. This early GFOSS archive
provided both source code and applications freely available to the
community. Sol was also a frequent contributor to many geospatial
list servers, providing much guidance to the geospatial community at
Sol unfortunately passed away in 1999 from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but
his legacy lives on in the open source world. Those interested in
making a donation to the American Cancer Society, as per Sol's
family's request, can do so at
Nominations for the Sol Katz Award should be sent to
sol.katz.award at gmail.com
with a brief description of the reasons for this nomination.
Please place "Sol Katz Award" in the subject of the email.
Nominations will be accepted until Saturday April 30th @midnight.
A recipient will be decided from the nomination list by a selection
The winner of the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source
Software will be announced at the Open Source Geospatial conference in
June. The hope is that the award will both acknowledge the work of
community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for years
Open Source Geospatial '05
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