Posts Tagged ‘election’
Posted at 5:47 pm on December 16, 2010 by Amanda Richardson
Thank you for voting for those who will represent you at this pivotal time for OpenID. This is to introduce the newly elected community directors of the OpenID Foundation Board. In 2011 Brian Kissel and Allen Tom will be fulfilling the second year of their terms as community representatives. Marc Frons has resigned from the second year of his service because of pressing business issues at the New York Times.
Mike Jones, Chris Messina, Nat Sakimura and John Bradley bring deep domain expertise in online identity to their board service. I think it’s fair to say their election reflects a community-wide acknowledgement of the consistency and quality of their contributions in recent years. The election of Kick Willemse and Axel Nennker signals an important shift towards more international leadership on the board. At last week’s Identity Next Conference and at the Identity Summit in Geneva, Nat, John, Kick and Axel led discussions expanding a more global view of OpenID’s adoption and updating its technology with our colleagues in the EU. Nat, Mike, Kick and John have been elected to two years terms. David Recordon will represent Facebook in 2011.
It’s important to acknowledge the contributions of Luke Sheppard, Mike Ozburn, Dick Hardt, Joseph Smarr, Daniel Jacobson and Rob Harles. Each contributed the energy, talent and diversity of views that makes the foundation an occasionally frustrating, increasingly complex and unique resource in online identity. Because of their efforts, the 2011 board starts the new year with a mandate for building momentum around the merged AB/Connect working group and the restructuring the OIDF to be a more effective, more international organization.
Technology development and board deliberations rarely follow a graceful upward curve. With the push/pull of competing business models and the cross jurisdictional impact of online identity, it’s easy to underestimate the time and commitment required of directors to reconcile corporate, community and global interests in a rapidly changing identity ecosystem. The board has important work to do right from the start of 2011. It must leverage and deploy the unique assets of the foundation, its leadership as a convener of OpenID Summits, its authoritative voice in standards development, and most importantly its growing worldwide community.
This is to you to engage with this new board from the start. We will soon publish a calendar of OpenID Summits, reorganize our governance and advance the utility of our “product” through the AB/Connect working group. Blog your views at openid.net, serve on work groups and contribute to the development of one of the most important technologies of our time.
Tags: Don Thibeau, election, Foundation, John Bradley, Kick Willemse, Mike Jones, Nat Sakimura
Posted at 9:51 am on November 17, 2010 by Amanda Richardson
Dear OIDF Member:
The OpenID Foundation is committed to enabling, promoting and protecting technologies that enable users to control their online identity. This is an evolving space where the definition of online identity continues to shift. Community-elected representatives play an important part in the direction of the foundation and thus help shape the future of online identity.
At times, the board is a team of rivals — corporate and community agendas inevitably compete. Competition and collaboration serve to shine a light on what’s important. For the most part, the board is a group of like-minded individuals doing like-minded things: solving the vexing problems of online security and global adoption with open source tools and open minds for better ideas.
Please consider it an honor to join a board of highly regarded business executives who share their strategic insights during this time of accelerating growth. The collective expertise of this group is a tremendous asset to member companies, their customers and the community.
Tags: election, Foundation
Posted at 12:18 am on December 16, 2008 by Chris Messina
The first OpenID Foundation election of community board members opened on December 10th. All members of the OpenID Foundation are eligible to vote for candidates. If you are not already a member of the OpenID Foundation, you can join as an individual member for $25/year.
There are 17 candidates running for a total of seven seats. You may vote only once, for as many as seven different candidates. The candidates are (alphabetized by first name):
All candidates listed above received the requisite three seconds to run for the election. The four candidates who receive the most votes will serve two year terms and the three candidates receiving the next highest numbers of votes will serve one year terms. (This allows us to institute staggered two-year terms going forward.)
Board membership requires a substantial ongoing investment of time and energy. Board members will be called upon to serve both on the board and on its committees where the work of the foundation is conducted, and to actively contribute. The best candidates are passionate about OpenID and advancing digital identity, will have the time to devote to community service in this manner, and are people who gets things done and work well with others.
Voting requires that you sign in with the OpenID that you used to register when you joined the Foundation. If you experience problems participating in the election or joining the foundation, please send a note to email@example.com.
Voting began on December 10 and ends on Wednesday, December 24. Results will be announced by Wednesday, December 31, with the new board terms starting the next day, on Thursday, January 1.
Upon completion of the election, the new board will elect the officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) as well as the Executive Committee.
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