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Subject: Introducing OASIS Distinguished Contributors

The Consortium is introducing a new program to recognize OASIS members who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of open standards. 

The "OASIS Distinguished Contributor" award will be presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement based on the following criteria:  

1. Introduction of new work
Distinguished Contributors are evangelists of the OASIS open standards process. They identify gaps where new activities and standards are needed and encourage participation in our consortium. 

2. Influence and visibility in the industry Distinguished Contributors are recognized as leaders and experts in their fields by their peers, the media, and the industry. Their influence improves the quality of OASIS work and inspires other members to emulate them.

3. Ability to build consensus
Distinguished Contributors model and facilitate open, inclusive standards-making, ensuring that all stakeholders are heard and that technical work is advanced through collaboration.

4. Leadership and service
Distinguished Contributors serve in leadership and influential roles in OASIS committees and projects. Their participation substantially raises the quality and breadth of OASIS technical work.


The 2009 nomination period will extend from 30 March through 24 April. Any OASIS Member, Technical Committee, or Member Section may nominate a candidate by sending email to member-services@oasis-open.org. Each nomination should include a brief statement describing the candidate's achievements in relation to the above four criteria. Nominations will be treated as staff-confidential; candidate names will not be publicized unless they are selected to receive the award.

Final selection will be made by staff and announced at the OASIS Annual General Meeting on 30 April.


Award: Recipients will receive a certificate, and their photos and profiles will appear on the OASIS web site. Individual-level memberships for life will be granted to those who qualify.

Terms: OASIS Distinguished Contributor status is held in perpetuity, similar to a "Lifetime Achievement Award" or "Hall of Fame". Thus, a person will not be named as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor more than once.

Please contact me with any questions.


Carol Geyer, Director of Communications
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society http://www.oasis-open.org
+1.978.667.5115 x209

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