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The State of OSGeo
Arnulf Christl, Metaspatial
Open Source Geospatial Foundation was founded in 2006 with the vision to support the highest quality geospatial open source technology. Now, 5 years later many goals have been achieved. OSGeo is an established and respected global oganization with thousands of members on all continents sharing the same vision. A healthy ecosphere of businesses has emerged supporting the organizations through in-kind contributions and monetary sponsorship. OSGeo has built an excellent reputation as an independent voice for anything Open Source geospatial. The coming years will see more innovation and a growing diversity of software projects on one hand and solid maturity for reliable productivity on the other.
Arnulf Christl is founding member and current president of OSGeo where he also contributes to several committees. He works as spatial systems architect since the late nineties, first as a partner of the SIEMENS subsidiary GIS company SICAD. In 2003 he changed the business model of his company and started to advocate Open Source. Today he provides Open Source geospatial consulting and agile project management for National Mapping Agencies through his business metaspatial. For many years he actively contributes to Open Standards and more recently also promotes the adoption of Linked Open Data - coming full circle with Openness in all aspects.