In January, 2012, our friend Ulf Möller died unexpectedly. Ulf was a mapper known for his smile and his helpful demeanor. He was also an OpenStreetMap Foundation board member, elected in 2009 and served on the License Working Group. His friends in the OpenStreetMap community have struggled with this; How can we recognize Ulf’s contributions to the community? How can we cope with our feelings of loss?
Ulf’s family, who are surely feeling the loss of their son, brother, nephew, provided consolation and guidance for us. Today, on what would have been Ulf’s fortieth birthday, we announce:
The Ulf Möller Memorial Fund
The Möller family have asked us to accept donations to the OpenStreetMap Foundation in Ulf’s name, to continue his contributions to the project. The Ulf Möller Memorial Fund will serve to advance the cause of OpenStreetMap as Ulf did. You may honour your memories of Ulf by donating in his name.
We are also announcing:
The Ulf Möller Memorial Award
The Ulf Möller Memorial Award will recognize an individual each year who improves OpenStreetMap through good mapping, benefit to the community and other improvements to the OpenStreetMap project.
You may nominate a person who makes a difference to the OpenStreetMap project for a Memorial Award by email. Include the name of the nominee and their noteworthy actions. The first Memorial Award will be recognized in May 2013.
We’ll be able to celebrate the memory of our friend and the continuing good works of mappers, each May.
Photo courtesy the Möller family.