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

Brett McDowell brett at projectliberty.org
Tue Nov 25 16:49:42 UTC 2008

That all makes sense.  Thanks for the explanation.  The functionality  
you envision for a later release of this software sounds spot-on.

On Nov 24, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Mike Jones wrote:

> 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.
> --David
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>
> Date: November 24, 2008 12:04:31 PM PST
> To: "general at openid.net" <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 
>  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
> Thank you for participating in advancing OpenID!
>                                                 -- Mike Jones, for  
> the Elections Committee
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