Posted at 9:33 am on February 14, 2012 by Nat Sakimura
Thanks to all who voted for the board members who will represent the OpenID community at large for the next two years. Having received the two highest number of votes cast, Greg Keegstra and Axel Nennker have been elected to two years terms. Greg is new to the board and brings a fresh eye to OpenID marketing and outreach. Axel is a returning community board member, bringing his technical expertise in mobile identity research and an informed European perspective to the Foundation. They join current community representatives John Bradley, Mike Jones, Nat Sakimura, and Kick Willemse, serving the second years of their terms. Their leadership, together with sustaining member company representatives; Pam Dingle of Ping Identity, Farhang Kassaei of PayPal, Tony Nadalin of Microsoft, Nico Popp of Symantec, and Eric Sachs of Google was important to the success of last years OpenID Connect Summits. This is a good time to thank Brian Kissel, Chris Messina, and Allen Tom for their service to the Foundation and the OpenID community. Brian’s leadership as Chairman of the Board was crucial to managing the Foundation’s transition from its community roots to where we are today. Chris Messina’s marketing sense and Allen Tom’s technical chops went a long way towards maintaining OIDF’s user centric perspective and industry influence.
Last year, Dave Recordon and I often talked about how the OpenID Foundation should evolve. My view was that OpenID does indeed have a “second act” and that the Foundation’s leadership of open identity standards development is important in a rapidly changing internet identity ecosystem. The sponsorship and attendance at the OpenID Summits, the hard work of the OpenID Connect WG and the promise of “Account Chooser” all indicate there is much to do and look forward to in 2012. It will be a pivotal year for OpenID and digital identity.
The new board’s first meeting on March 1 will consider long term operational and strategic issues. Feel free to make your thoughts known on this list, by contacting community representatives or me.
106 members voted in this election, casting a total of 151 votes. The results (in order of votes received) were:
- Greg Keegstra 66
- Axel Nennker 33
- George Fletcher 28
- Sébastien Brault 12
- Patrice Vuillard 6
- Yosef Vuillard 6
- David Marceau 0
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Tags: board elections
Posted at 4:06 pm on December 21, 2010 by Don Thibeau
I’m pleased to report that 402 votes were cast in the election for OpenID Foundation community board members. The election results (listing candidates and number of votes received) are as follows:
Elected to serve 2-year terms:
The resignation of Marc Frons required that a new director be appointed to fill out the remainder of Marc’s term. The board appointed Chris Messina, who received the next highest number of votes at 49, to this position.
Elected to serve a 1-year term:
The five elected community board members will take office on January 1st, 2011. The seven corporate board representatives from Google, Facebook, Symantec, Ping Identity, Microsoft and PayPal remain in office. They are joined by community representatives Alan Tom and Brian Kissel serving the second of their two year terms.
I’d like to thank all those who ran for their commitment to serving the OpenID community. I look forward to working with all advancing OpenID over the coming year.
Tags: board elections
Posted at 3:43 pm on November 8, 2010 by Amanda Richardson
This is to announce the third election of OpenID Foundation community board members. The Foundation plays an important role in the evolution of Internet identity technologies. Its focus has been driving OpenID adoption through improvements in UX, data management, and helping relying parties and identity providers expand into new application areas. The 2011 Board will take up the discussions now underway about how to update the mission and better engage emerging open standard technologies and initiatives. The election comes at a time when the market is looking for better deployability, usability, security, multi-channel support, and guidance on data and privacy management. Those elected will help determine what role the OIDF should play in helping facilitate faster and broader adoption of open standard identity systems.
Last year three community board members were elected to 2-year terms and so are not standing for election: Brian Kissel, Marc Frons, and Allen Tom. Other current community board members may seek re-election. They are Nat Sakimura, Chris Messina, David Recordon, Joseph Smarr, Daniel Jacobson, John Bradley, Robert Harles and Dick Hardt. This is a good time to thank the current board members for their time, attention and leadership over the last year. For the purposes of the 2011 election, there will likely be 7 confirmed sustaining members: Google, Microsoft, PayPal, Ping Identity, Symantec, Yahoo!, and Facebook (other member companies are considering their status). Thus, we will likely be electing five community members to the Board of Directors (the final determination of the number of sustaining directors and community directors to be slated will be made at the time the voting is opened). The four candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to 2-year terms. One will be elected to a 1-year term. In order to be eligible for election, your candidacy must have been seconded by at least three other members.
All members of the OpenID Foundation are eligible to nominate themselves, second the nominations of others who self-nominated, and vote for candidates. If you’re not already a member of the OpenID Foundation, we encourage you to join now at https://openid.net/foundation/members/registration. Voting and nominations are conducted using the OpenID you registered when you joined the Foundation. Log in at https://openid.net/foundation/members/ with your OpenID to participate in the nomination and voting. If you are already a member, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org advising you the election is open and how to participate. Please refer to the election FAQ for additional information. If you experience problems participating in the election or joining the foundation, please send an email to email@example.com. The election will be conducted on the following schedule:
- Nominations open: Monday, November 15
- Nominations close: Monday, November 29
- Election begins: Wednesday, December 1
- Election ends: Wednesday, December 15
- Results announced by: Wednesday, December 22
- New board terms start: Saturday, January 1
Times for all dates are Noon, U.S. Pacific Time.
Board participation requires a substantial ongoing investment of time and energy. It is a volunteer effort that should not be undertaken lightly. Should you be elected, expect to be called upon to serve both on the board and on its committees where the work of the foundation is conducted. If you’re committed to OpenID and advancing digital identity and are a person who works well with others, we encourage your candidacy. The OIDF’s Executive Committee has suggested a few questions candidates may want to publically address in their candidate statements:
- What is your view of the mission of the OpenID Foundation?
- What are the key opportunities you see for the OpenID Foundation in 2011?
- How will you demonstrate your commitment to the work of the foundation in terms of resources, focus and leadership?
- What would you like to see accomplished over the next year, and how do you personally plan to make these things happen?
- What resources can you bring to the foundation to help the foundation attain its goals?
- What current or past experiences, skills, or interests will inform your contributions and views?
Candidates can address these questions in their election statements on various community mailing lists and at http://openid.net – especially firstname.lastname@example.org, and via email@example.com. Please forward questions, comments and suggestions to me.
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