A Good Foundation for OpenSocial: Get Involved!

Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 11:34:00 AM

As promised a few months ago, the OpenSocial Foundation is up and running. This organization seeks to ensure that OpenSocial will remain implementable by all, at no cost, in perpetuity. This Foundation will also help nurture the real power behind OpenSocial: the community of developers, containers, and everyone contributing to the specification. The curious among you are welcome to peruse the OpenSocial Foundation FAQ. In addition to the individuals listed below, the complete Board of Directors will include two additional representatives from the community at large that will be nominated and elected by that very same community in the coming weeks.

The initial Board of Directors (five of the seven):

  • Anil Dharni, hi5
  • David Glazer, Google
  • Joe Greenstein, Flixster
  • Allen Hurff, MySpace
  • Sam Pullara, Yahoo!
  • TBD #1, Community Representative
  • TBD #2, Community Representative
    * TBD directors will be determined by the community (that's you!)
If you'd like to get involved in the nomination and election process for the two community board seats, please fill out this short application to join the OpenSocial Foundation (it's free), and go ahead and submit nominations for those seats. If you have suggestions, questions, or comments, please visit the OpenSocial community discussion group.


DeWitt Clinton said...

Congrats to everyone involved, and thank you for all of your hard work on the Foundation, Dan!

Fredérick 2 Baro said...

congrats nice move for the community :-)

The Chef said...

I nominate myself. I promise to lower taxes, increase the wealth of the middle class, make education more affordable and return prosperity to our citizens.

Kidding... I'm excited for OpenSocial potential but first it will have to catch on. I hope it does. Goodluck!

Yours Truly,
Android Phone Fans

Skiles said...

I am excited about this medium of exchange. What a wonderful idea to share and exchange ideas on a common meeting space.
With our resources in place we now have the means to expand our possibilities growing our opportunities on this network.