Announcing The OpenID Foundation Individual Community Board Member 2016 Election

Published January 4, 2016
The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the interoperability of Internet identity. This is to announce the OpenID Foundation Individual community board member 2016 election schedule. Those elected will help determine the role the Foundation plays in facilitating the adoption of open identity standards. Per our bylaws, Individual community Members elect three (3) board members to represent them. George Fletcher’s term is expiring this year. Mike Jones and John Bradley have 1 additional year on their 2 year terms. I want to thank George for his service to the OIDF and the community at large. George is eligible to seek re-election and has indicated that he intends to nominate himself for another term. The Individual community board member election will be conducted on the following schedule: • Nominations open: Monday, January 4, 2016 • Nominations close: Monday, January 18, 2016 • Election begins: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Election ends: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Results announced by: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • New board terms start: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Times for all dates are Noon, U.S. Pacific Time. All members of the OpenID Foundation are eligible to nominate themselves, second the nominations of others including those 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 Voting and nominations are conducted using the OpenID you registered when you joined the Foundation. If you are already a member, you have received an email from me at advising you that the election is open and how to participate. You will need to log in with your OpenID membership credentials at to participate in nominations and voting. If you experience problems participating in the election or joining the foundation, please send an email to right away. Board participation requires a substantial 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. If you’re committed to open identity standards work well with others, we encourage your candidacy. The OIDF’s Executive Committee suggests a few questions candidates may want to publically address in their candidate statements: 1. What are the key opportunities you see for the OpenID Foundation in 2016? 2. How will you demonstrate your commitment in terms of resources, focus and leadership? 3. What would you like to see accomplished in 2016; how do you personally plan to make this happen? 4. What other resources can you bring to the foundation to help the foundation attain its goals? 5. 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, especially Please forward questions, comments and suggestions to me at Regards, Don Thibeau Executive Director The OpenID Foundation