The election for the OpenSocial Foundation’s community board representatives is now open. If you previously applied for membership, you should have received an email directing you to submit your ballot. The election will close at 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, November 3.
As listed below, the community nominated 13 individuals who, if elected, indicated they would be willing and able to serve. You can find biographical information as well as a brief statement from each candidate on the candidates info page (or click the links below to jump to a particular candidate).
* Shawn Ames
* Leah Belsky
* Jaume Canellas Galindo
* Walker Fenton
* Nikil Gandhy
* David Mark Medinets
* Chris Messina
* John Norman
* Jay Parikh
* Jim Risner
* Krishna Sankar
* Roberto Scano
* Joseph Smarr
From the above candidates, two will be elected by the broad OpenSocial community to serve on the OpenSocial Foundation’s Board of Directors. As a reminder, the role of the OpenSocial Foundation is to promote the OpenSocial specification, and to help ensure that it remains freely implementable by all, in perpetuity. You can find more information about the foundation by visiting the OpenSocial Foundation FAQ.
If you have not submitted a membership application to the OpenSocial Foundation, and would like to have your voice heard in this election you still may do so. To be eligible to vote in the current election, you must submit the OpenSocial Foundation membership application (it’s free) by 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 29.
If you have any questions or comments about the election please visit the OpenSocial community forum.
Posted by Dan Peterson, on behalf of the OpenSocial Foundation
P.S. For those of you in the United States, I’d also encourage you to Rock the Vote in the upcoming presidential election.
Source: Open Social APIs