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Call for Nominations for the 2018 Sol Katz Award

jmckenna
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The Open Source Geospatial Foundation would like to open nominations for
the 2018 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software.

(you can find more info on the Sol Katz Award wiki page
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Sol_Katz_Award)

The Sol Katz Award for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
(FOSS4G) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership
in the FOSS4G 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 FOSS4G 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 FOSS4G 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 large.

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 https://donate.cancer.org/index.

Nominations for the Sol Katz Award should be sent to
[hidden email] with a description of the reasons for this
nomination. Nominations will be accepted until end-of-day August 10th
Anywhere on Earth (https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe). A
recipient will be decided from the nomination list by the OSGeo
selection committee.

The winner of the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source
Software will be announced at the FOSS4G 2018 event in August, in Dar es
Salaam, Tanzania. The hope is that the award will both acknowledge the
work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for
years to come.

It should be noted that past awardees and selection committee members
are not eligible.

Past Awardees:

  2017: Andrea Aime
  2016: Jeff McKenna
  2015: Maria Brovelli
  2014: Gary Sherman
  2013: Arnulf Christl
  2012: Venkatesh Raghavan
  2011: Martin Davis
  2010: Helena Mitasova
  2009: Daniel Morissette
  2008: Paul Ramsey
  2007: Steve Lime
  2006: Markus Neteler
  2005: Frank Warmerdam

Selection Committee 2018:

Jeff McKenna (chair)
Frank Warmerdam
Markus Neteler
Steve Lime
Paul Ramsey
Sophia Parafina
Daniel Morissette
Helena Mitasova
Martin Davis
Venkatesh Raghavan
Arnulf Christl
Gary Sherman
Maria Brovelli
Andrea Aime





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Reminder: Call for Nominations for the 2018 Sol Katz Award

jmckenna
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A reminder that the call for nominations ends tomorrow at the end of day.



On 2018-07-06 6:47 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:

> The Open Source Geospatial Foundation would like to open nominations for
> the 2018 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software.
>
> (you can find more info on the Sol Katz Award wiki page
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Sol_Katz_Award)
>
> The Sol Katz Award for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
> (FOSS4G) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership
> in the FOSS4G 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 FOSS4G 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 FOSS4G 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 large.
>
> 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 https://donate.cancer.org/index.
>
> Nominations for the Sol Katz Award should be sent to
> [hidden email] with a description of the reasons for this
> nomination. Nominations will be accepted until end-of-day August 10th
> Anywhere on Earth (https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aoe). A
> recipient will be decided from the nomination list by the OSGeo
> selection committee.
>
> The winner of the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source
> Software will be announced at the FOSS4G 2018 event in August, in Dar es
> Salaam, Tanzania. The hope is that the award will both acknowledge the
> work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for
> years to come.
>
> It should be noted that past awardees and selection committee members
> are not eligible.
>
> Past Awardees:
>
>   2017: Andrea Aime
>   2016: Jeff McKenna
>   2015: Maria Brovelli
>   2014: Gary Sherman
>   2013: Arnulf Christl
>   2012: Venkatesh Raghavan
>   2011: Martin Davis
>   2010: Helena Mitasova
>   2009: Daniel Morissette
>   2008: Paul Ramsey
>   2007: Steve Lime
>   2006: Markus Neteler
>   2005: Frank Warmerdam
>
> Selection Committee 2018:
>
> Jeff McKenna (chair)
> Frank Warmerdam
> Markus Neteler
> Steve Lime
> Paul Ramsey
> Sophia Parafina
> Daniel Morissette
> Helena Mitasova
> Martin Davis
> Venkatesh Raghavan
> Arnulf Christl
> Gary Sherman
> Maria Brovelli
> Andrea Aime
>
>
>
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