OSGeo Japan Chapter receives "Japanese OSS Encouragement Award"

IPA (IT promotion agency Japan), a government agency, has announced that the OSGeo Japan Chapter will be awarded “Japanese Open Source Software Encouragement Award” on 28th October 2010.

IPA (IT promotion agency Japan) has earlier funded the internationalization of GRASS GIS and Mapserver and it is just that they have been fast it recognizing the good work done by OSGeo and the Japan Local Chapter.

The Japan chapter was established in late 2006 and the local community has been growing steadily and dedicating effort to promoting FOSS4G.

Press release by IPA (in Japanese)

About the award
IPA grants “Japanese OSS Contributor Award” to a developer who has established and has been managing the development project which has the nfluence, to a superior developer who takes an active role in the global projects and to a contributor to spread the Open Source Software. Also IPA grants “Japanese Open Source Software Encouragement Award” to the individual or the group which has a remarkable activity to develop and/or spread OSS.

About IPA

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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.

One thought on “OSGeo Japan Chapter receives "Japanese OSS Encouragement Award"

  1. venka

    Markus, this was made possible by great folks like you, who lead thedevelopment of great software like GRASS and others in the OSGeo stack. It is a recognition to the OSGeo community as a whole.

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