Community Board Member Election Announcement 1

The OpenID Foundation is holding its second election of community board members starting Monday, November 23. For this election, six community board seats are open for election. An FAQ has been posted on

Of the current community directors, Mr. Kveton has indicated he will not serve another term. Mr. Kissel, Mr. Smarr and Mr. Tom have indicated their interest in continuing to serve. Mr. Messina and Mr. Sakimura were elected to longer terms as community representatives. On behalf of the foundation, I would like to thank Scott Kveton for his important service to the Foundation and wish him well in his new endeavors.

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 at

Board participation requires a substantial ongoing investment of time and energy.  It 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. We welcome your candidacy for community board seats regardless of current or past company affiliation or employment.

When the elections process begins on the 23th of this month, voting and nominations will be conducted using the OpenID you registered when you joined the Foundation.  Log in at with that OpenID to participate in the election. If you are already a member you will receive an email from  advising you the election is open and how to participate. If you experience problems participating in the election or joining the foundation, please send a note to

Again six community directors are being elected to the board.  The three 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. 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 23
Nominations close:  Monday, December 7
Election begins:  Wednesday, December 9
Election ends:  Wednesday, December 23
Results announced by:  Wednesday, December 30
New board terms start:  Friday, January 1 Times on all dates are Noon, U.S. Pacific Time.

Thank you for participating in advancing OpenID.

Don Thibeau
Executive Director