[OpenID board] Draft board election notes

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Fri Nov 21 04:36:39 UTC 2008

Yes.  I responded to the one about the number of people seconding a nomination.  I couldn't tell which parts of your other note were a response to the boilerplate message that went out with the test board election or and which were intended as actual copy for us to use.

If you'd like it incorporate any pertinent ideas from your note that I may have left out of my draft note into a version of the note below and send it as feedback, that would be great.

                                                                -- Mike

From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of David Recordon
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:31 PM
To: board at openid.net
Cc: Peat Bakke; Darin Richardson
Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Draft board election notes

Hey Mike,
Did you see the edits I sent to this list earlier in the day?


On Nov 20, 2008, at 8:02 PM, Mike Jones wrote:

Enclosed are drafts of two notes:  an explanatory note we'll send to general at openid.net<mailto:general at openid.net> and a shorter note that will be sent to members when the election begins.  Timely feedback is welcome on both.

                                                                -- Mike


To:  general at openid.net<mailto:general at openid.net>
Subject:  OpenID Board Election

The OpenID Foundation is holding its first election of community board members starting today.  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 https://openid.net/foundation/members/registration.

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.  Login at https://openid.net/foundation/members/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<mailto: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<mailto: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

Thank you for participating in advancing OpenID!

                                                -- Mike Jones, for the Elections Committee


Hello < member.name >,

Nominations have opened on the < election.name (i.e. December 2008) > OpenID board member election.  The nominating process will remain open until < election.end_nominations_on (i.e. December 8, 2008) >.

The page below allows you to nominate yourself or second the nominations other candidates.  Thank you for your participation!

https://openid.net/foundation/members/elections/<<https://openid.net/foundation/members/elections/%3c> election.id >

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