BiographyVisionary GIS enterpreneur
OSGeo Vice President January 2016 - August 2016
OSGeo Board member January 2016 - August 2016
OSGeo Charter member (since 2013)
Member of the INSPIRE comité (since 2013)
Co-Founder and initial presedent OSGeo Europe (2017-now)
Co-Founder and board member OSGeo Belgium (2016 - now)
Founder and spiritual father of geomajas (2008 - today)
Founder of DFC Software Engineering ( 1994- today)
DFC software engineering is a project oriented company, working on eGov an GIS project for governmental agencies, communities, regions. The combination of ICT experts and a good understanding of the GIS needs results in a curriculum of interesting project references. The OSGeo project geomajas originated from DFC Software Engineering who took the lead in establishing and shaping the project. In 2008 a new spinnout Geosparc was created to focus on a product development strategy, using the open source community geomajas as one of the basic assets.
Founder of Geosparc ( 2008 - today)
The aim of Geosparc is to professionally support Geomajas, the open source GIS application development software, coupling the innovation of open source with the reliability of a true enterprise-class platform. Geomajas was built with today's Internet and cloud architectures in mind. This truly differentiates Geomajas from other GIS software.
When integration, security and scalability are important keywords as part of your environment, you should certainly consider geomajas as the base of your application or solution.
Geosparc guarantees different product offerings based on the Geomajas platform. Geosparc delivers service level agreements and eventually can provide our clients with an alternative licensing model than the open source AGPL licence, which gives our clients huge opportunities to use the positive and strong points of an open source platform, together with the interesting points of commercial licensing offerings.
Member en co-founder of the industry list (june 2014)
Doing business with open source and what is the role that OSGeo should play is a question that pops up more and more often. As the result of a BOF on the OSGeo conference in Hamburg (july 2014) Recently I started the industry list together with Peter Bauman and Jorge Sanz. The aim of this list is to discuss the ethics and the position of OSGeo in the space of geolocation business using open source libraries and tools.
Doing business with open source for almost 10 years now (since 2006)