[mapserver-dev] Fwd: [OSGeo-Announce] Thomas Bonfort Receives FOSS4G Developer Award

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Sep 29 10:48:57 PDT 2015

gee the text looks familiar ;) I also found a great photo for it: 
(bottom of http://www.osgeo.org/node/1627)   Congrats again Thomas.


On 2015-09-29 2:43 PM, Lime, Steve D (MNIT) wrote:
> *Congratulations Thomas!!! Well deserved… --Steve*
> **
> *From: *"Jorge Sanz" <jsanz at osgeo.org>
> *To: *announce at lists.osgeo.org
> *Sent: *Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:21:42 AM
> *Subject: *[OSGeo-Announce] Thomas Bonfort Receives FOSS4G Developer Award
> Thomas Bonfort was honored with the inaugural FOSS4G Developer Award,
> sponsored by GeoCat (https://www.geocat.net/), during the FOSS4G 2015
> conference in Seoul, South Korea.  Attendees of the FOSS4G-Seoul event
> placed votes for the best developer, by filling out ballots at the
> GeoCat booth.
> Thomas has been a longtime member of the MapServer Project Steering
> Committee (PSC), and has been the driving force of many thorough
> changes, especially to both MapServer 6 and MapServer 7 releases.
> MapServer's high quality and fast rendering engines have all been
> upgraded thanks to Thomas.  Thomas is also the maintainer of MapCache,
> MapServer's caching engine that is handled through an Apache module.
> Many will remember Thomas working so hard on past WMS Benchmarking
> exercises with other lead developers of GeoServer and Mapnik,
> improving not only MapServer but helping the other projects as well.
> GeoCat and the whole OSGeo community would like to thank Thomas
> Bonfort for his contributions to the community.  Thanks Thomas!
> --
> GeoCat & OSGeo

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