[OpenID board] Fwd: [OpenID] OpenID Board Election

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Mon Nov 24 23:41:15 UTC 2008

I made the call with Darin that it was better to have a simpler process that we knew would work rather than one with untested code that wasn't strictly necessary to run the election.

In the future we could do "nominate another" functionality, but this would also require "confirm that you're willing to run" functionality, which we didn't have implemented by the time we made the call.

                                                                -- Mike

From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of Brett McDowell
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 2:01 PM
To: david at sixapart.com; board at openid.net
Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Fwd: [OpenID] OpenID Board Election

FWIW, I just joined as an individual and was able to access the voting tool.  I wasn't able to nominate anyone other than myself (which I'm not interested in doing).  Was this intentional, i.e. that you couldn't nominate someone else until after they nominated themselves?

On Nov 24, 2008, at 4:55 PM, David Recordon wrote:

Hey all,
I'm glad this email got out so that we're pushing ahead, but am curious if everything on the to-do list got knocked out already for the membership tool?  Are we currently confident in the ability for new members to register?  I'm seeing what seems like a bug? when I go to edit my contact information that it doesn't fill in my current OpenID,  Most of the copy changes I suggested last week don't seem to have made it in.

So, not trying to impede progress just wanting to make sure that the known issues have been taken care of and tested.


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From: Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com<mailto:Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>>
Date: November 24, 2008 12:04:31 PM PST
To: "general at openid.net<mailto:general at openid.net>" <general at openid.net<mailto:general at openid.net>>
Subject: [OpenID] 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.  Log in 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

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