Jeff McKenna is New OSGeo President

News Date: 
17 Dec 2012
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The OSGeo Board of Directors have named Jeff McKenna as its new President. The previous President, Frank Warmerdam, has stepped down, and the OSGeo Board is extremely grateful for his leadership. Mr. McKenna brings years of experience in the geospatial industry, and has been involved in the MapServer web mapping project since its early days. He was also one of the founding forces behind the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) international conference, and has dedicated himself to promoting the use of Open Source geospatial software through FOSS4G events
all around the world.

Mr. McKenna explains, “I'm honored to be named as the new President of OSGeo. I plan to continue the wonderful work of our past presidents Frank and Arnulf. The OSGeo community is now thriving and vibrant, with FOSS4G regional events operating all across the world; I plan to continue spreading this passion for Open Source geospatial, and help introduce our knowledge to both decision makers and technical users. Decision makers all around the world should be exposed to our experts through our communities, our regional events, our local chapters, and also through our professional service providers. There is much work still to be done in spreading our knowledge of Open Source geospatial through all of these networks.”