The ONF bylaws provide for an elected seat to be filled by a representative from an ONF Member company.
Current Member Holding This Position
|ONF at-large board member||One Year, with elections in Q4||Victor Bahl, Microsoft (term ends Dec 2022)|
The vote to fill this position is held annually. The election process has these main steps:
The voting community is composed of the primary contacts from all ONF members classified as Members. The list of Primary Representativesfrom each Member Company is maintained by the ONF. Member companies should review their representative periodically, and should notify ONF if they wish to update their primary representative(s) before voting begins.
Background - Each member company has a designated Primary Representative. This role is used for administrative tasks like reviewing IPR protected documents, bylaw changes, annual renewals, and voting for the board at-large seat. In cases where multiple representatives are listed for a member company, one of the representatives is identified as the primary. All member companies are encouraged to review this list and adjust their representatives as they see fit.
Nominations can be made by any individual from any member company. Nominees must be employed by a member company not already represented on the board. Additional details, the process to submit nominations and current nominees can be found here.
In the event that there is only a single nomination for the position, there will not be a vote.
Each member has a single vote. The voting URL will be sent to the primary representative from each company. The voting URL may only be used once.
Every company should review their list of primary representatives and notify the ONF if they wish to provide updates before voting begins. Per section 14.4 of the ONF Bylaws, if a Member is more than 30 days past due in paying annual membership fees, they will not be able to vote in any ONF election unless they bring their account current by the deadline to make changes.
A majority is required to win the election (someone must receive > 50% of cast ballots). If no nominee has a majority of the vote, a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates.
|2023 Term Timeline|
|October 20, 2022||ONF builds preliminary Voting Community list based on identified Primary Representatives from each Member company.|
|October 28||Open nominations|
Notify membership of upcoming vote so companies have an opportunity to confirm and adjust their registered Primary Representative
|Oct 31 - Nov 8||Periodic reminders to update Primary representative|
|November 8||Close Nominations|
Close opportunity for companies up update their Primary Representative
|November 8||Get out the vote - ballot sent to Primary Representative from each member company|
|November 18||First Round of voting Ends. If no nominee has a majority of the vote, a runoff election will be held with the top two candidates|
|November 21||Runoff Election opened For voting|
|November 29, 2022||Board Member Announced for 2023 term, and invited to Dec 2022 board meeting to observe and to all 2023 meetings|
Board member elected for 2022: Victor Bahl, Microsoft (term ends Dec 2022)