SPDX Steering Committee Nominations
Dear SPDX community,
We are approaching the end of the current term for several members of the SPDX Steering Committee. We are reaching out to let the community know about the upcoming nomination and selection process for new Steering Committee members.
The governance page on the SPDX website lists the current Steering Committee and terms. As you can see, the following Steering Committee positions will be need to be filled through this process:
Additionally, the Steering Committee will select a new Chair for a one-year term.
The Steering Committee will fill the roles effective May 1, 2023.
The Steering Committee would also like to take a moment to thank those whose terms are ending. Many thanks to Bob Martin and May Wang who have served as SPDX’s first-ever Member Representatives this year. And a special thanks to Gary O’Neal (Tech Team), Paul Madick (Legal Team) and Jack Manbeck (Outreach Team), each of whom have been part of SPDX’s leadership for years and have put in countless hours to help the project get to where it is today. My own term is ending as well.
Below you will find more information regarding the selection process, nomination dates and next steps / action items. If you are interested in nominating someone for a position, please review the main SPDX Project Governance Policy.
Phil, for the SPDX Steering Committee
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Each Team may have 1-3 leads, selected by the Steering Committee:
Currently, each of the Teams has 3 Team Leads and each has Lead with a term is ending on May 1, 2023.
Any Participant in the SPDX project may submit a nomination (for themselves or for another person) for a Team Lead position by replying directly to me (Phil).
Each Team Lead nominee will be asked to complete a nominee form (as similarly described above for Member Representative nominees). The Steering Committee will then review the nomination forms, discuss with the nominees, and select 1 nominee for each Team to serve as a Team Lead and to participate on the Steering Committee for a two-year term beginning May 1, 2023.
Process and Key Dates:
The Member Representatives consist of 1-2 individuals, nominated by Members of the SPDX project (companies) and selected by the Steering Committee to represent the interests of the Members of the SPDX community.
Project membership in SPDX is available at no charge to organizations and companies that are Linux Foundation members. However, an organization must be a member of The Linux Foundation (which may include fees for your organization) in order to become a member. If your organization is not yet a member of SPDX, you can go to https://enrollment.lfx.linuxfoundation.org/?project=spdx to begin the signup process. If your organization is not already an LF member, the LF membership agreement sign-up and billing will be included as part of the process.
Each SPDX Member organization may nominate one person from their organization as a candidate for consideration to participate on the SPDX Steering Committee. Each Member Representative nominee will be asked to complete a nominee form to describe their skills, experience, interest and participation in SPDX. The Steering Committee will then review the nomination forms and select 1-2 nominees to serve as Member Representatives and to participate on the Steering Committee for a one-year term beginning May 1, 2023.
Process and Key Dates:
L. Philip Odence
General Manager, Black Duck Audit Business
Synopsys Software Integrity Group, Burlington, MA
M (781) 258-9502 | phil.odence@...
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