Personally, I’m glad to see Robert Szczepanek from Poland listed among other noble members of OSGeo Community. Robert has played an important & leading role in FOSS and FOSS4G advocacy, education and development in our Polish yard for long time:
Robert has been an active member of OSGeo community and contributor to projects like Quantum GIS and GRASS for long time, and recently also involved in gvSIG project. He is a mover and leader of Polish Translations of UI of all the three projects, with help from other Polish members Milena Nowatorska and Borys Jurgiel. By the way, check Borys’ plugins. He also translates Quantum GIS manual and prepares Polish versions of press releases. Robert also initiated his own project called GIS icons theme.
In education, Robert authored complete course for new adepts of GIS. The course is purely based on Open Source software (including QGIS and GRASS. Robert also encourages his students, to make dissertations based or about FOSS4G and Open Standards, and with success.
It’s a good news for OSGeo Community in Poland.