During the slot ceremony of the INSPIRE_GWF, I was surprised to hear that I was elected to receive the INSPIRE Conference Excellence Award:
Special awards for recognition of excellence in geo-information technologies Dirk Frigne (on behalf of open source communities behind Geosparc, WeTransform, lat/lon teams) Why -Technological enablers of data infrastructures -Sustaining research project results -Partnership of SMEs in the geospatial domain
This where te words of thanks I spoke:
Honored to receive this award.
In Europe more than 99% of businesses are Sme.
I want to prove how open source and inspire can leverage economical growth in Europe. So I want to accept this award in the name of OSGeo.
In OSGeo we have a saying: we as a community are not a democracy, but a do-cracy.
So I took the initiative to work together with we transform and lat-lon to make inspire fun and simple.
Thank you so much!