Happy birthday, OSGeo!

OSGeo turns 5! Happy birthday…
Time flies – already five years passed after the “Chicago weekend” on 4th February 2006 when the Free and Open Source GIS umbrella foundation, today known as OSGeo Foundation was designed and established. Indeed, it was an intensive weekend when a group of GIS project leaders and likeminded people gathered to address the need of joining various communities into a new ecosystem.
As of now, more than 15,000 unique subscribers read and discuss in more than 150 mailing lists and other cyber-media. OSGeo has become the central place for collaborative development of open geospatial technologies, public data and educational material.
Looking forward to the next 5 years of activity!
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About Markus

Markus Neteler , a founding member of FOSSGIS.de (D-A-CH), GFOSS.it (Italy) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), was head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy from 2008 to 2016. In 2015 he co-founded the company mundialis (Bonn, Germany), a start-up specialised in open source development and massive data processing. He is the author of several books and chapters on GRASS and various papers on GIS applications. Passionate about open source GIS, he became a GRASS GIS user in 1993 and a developer in 1997, and has been coordinating its development ever since.

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