[GSDI Technical] Sol Katz Award - call for nominations
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Sol Katz Award - call for nominations
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Sol
Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software (GFOSS). The Award 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 listservers, 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
Nominations for the Sol Katz Award should be sent to SolKatzAward at osgeo.org with
a description of the reasons for this nomination. Nominations will be accepted
until 23:59 UTC on August 20th. A recipient will be decided from the nomination
list by an OSGeo designated selection committee.
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