The results of the OpenID Board election are in!

I'm kind of a big dealI received an SMS from Michael Richardson this morning (around 8am here in Hawaii) congratulating me on my election to the board of the OpenID Foundation. It seems fitting that I should receive first word from him, since, as the Karl Rove of my campaign, he came up with the “kind of a big deal” slogan from Anchorman.

Anyway, I’m thrilled about the outcome of the election and am looking forward to working with Snorri Giorgetti, Nat Sakimura, David Recordon, (each of whom received two year terms along with me) and Eric Sachs, Scott Kveton, and Brian Kissel (who received one year terms).

I’m also pleased that 80% of the 217 foundation members voted in the first-ever OpenID election. We’ve obviously got a lot of work ahead of us, but I’m very confident that we’ll make great strides in 2009.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

13 thoughts on “The results of the OpenID Board election are in!”

  1. Congrats, Chris! First the Slideshare t-shirts and now this! I know you’ll be a great leader for OpenID 🙂 -Marissa

  2. Chris,

    I really hope you will pursue a very PRAGMATIC approach in defining, suppoorting and promoting openid. We need results not debates.


  3. Congrats, Chris! Looking forward to some usability enhancements to OpenID that make it truly appealing for developers and consumers alike.

  4. Thanks all! There’s clearly a lot of work to do, but I’m excited to get starting January 1 (or least, when I get back from vacation!).

    @Marc: Joseph is on the board of OpenSocial and Eran is spearheading the effort with OAuth at the IETF (as well as discovery). It was too bad that they weren’t elected, but I think having or crew spread out a bit is okay — in some ways, it was Eran’s throwing his hat in the ring that convinced me to run — I finally had to put my time where my mouth is a take on a role of responsibility. If not me, it would have been him! 😉

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