Let's meet the 2016 OSI Board of Directors candidates!

The nominations for the Open Source Initiative board of directors closed on February 15th and we are delighted to share our list of candidates with you!

We are excited that so many people want to take part, and as such would like to introduce you to the candidates before voting opens on February 29th.

Learn about the candidates online

Check out the list of candidates and read what they had to say about their backgrounds and interest in serving on the board. We have eight candidates running for the sole individual member seat, and four candidates running for the two affiliate member seats.

Each candidate page also features a comments section where you can ask about their plans, hopes, and views for the Association and the project. We only ask that you use this comments section as a place to ask questions, not endorse candidates please.

Our voting system

To learn more about our voting system, we have compiled the information here.

Upcoming 2016 Election Schedule

February 29, 2016: Voting opens
March 14, 2016 (midnight PST): Voting closes
March 21, 2016: run-off elections (if needed)
April 1, 2016: elected members take seats

To promote and protect open source software and communities...

For over 20 years the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has worked to raise awareness and adoption of open source software, and build bridges between open source communities of practice. As a global non-profit, the OSI champions software freedom in society through education, collaboration, and infrastructure, stewarding the Open Source Definition (OSD), and preventing abuse of the ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement.

Open source software is made by many people and distributed under an OSD-compliant license which grants all the rights to use, study, change, and share the software in modified and unmodified form. Software freedom is essential to enabling community development of open source software.