The OpenID Foundation is holding its first election of community board 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.
Board participation requires a substantial ongoing investment of time and energy and is a commitment that should not be undertaken lightly. Rather, 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, and to actively contribute. That being said however, if you’re passionate about OpenID and advancing digital identity, have the time to devote to community service in this manner, and are a person who gets things done and works well with others, we welcome your candidacy for the OpenID board of directors.
Voting and nominations are conducted using the OpenID you registered when you joined the Foundation. Log in with that OpenID to participate in the election. You should have also received instructions on how to participate in a separate note from membership at oidf.org if you’re already a member. If you experience problems participating in the election or joining the foundation, please send a note to membership at oidf.org.
Seven community directors are being elected to the board. The four candidates receiving the most votes will serve 2 year terms and the three candidates receiving the next numbers of votes will serve 1 year terms. (This allows us to institute staggered 2-year terms going forward.) In order to be eligible for election, your candidacy must have been seconded by at least three other members.
The election will be conducted on the following schedule:
Nominations open: Monday, November 24
Nominations close: Monday, December 8
Election begins: Wednesday, December 10
Election ends: Wednesday, December 24
Results announced by: Wednesday, December 31
New board terms start: 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.