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Subject: OASIS Open CSA Member Section Steering Committee Nominations <Now Open> andElections

OASIS OpenCSA members:

Three seats on the OASIS Open CSA Member Section Steering Committee [1]

are up for election in May. All Open CSA participants are invited to
nominate qualified candidates and/or serve on the Steering Committee.
If you aren't currently active in Open CSA, now is a great time to join.

The Open CSA Steering Committee provides guidance to help the Member

Section achieve its goal to advance open standards that simplify SOA
application development. The nomination and election procedures for
the Steering Committee is defined by the OASIS Member Section Policy [2]
and the Open CSA Member Section Rules of Procedure [3].

There are seven elected members on the Open CSA Steering Committee; each

serve two-year terms. The elections are staggered annually to assure
continuity of leadership. This year, the Member Section will elect three
Steering Committee members to full two-year terms.

Any Open CSA participant [4] may nominate or be nominated as a candidate

for the Steering Committee. (Any OASIS member may join the Open CSA Member
Section at no additional cost additional cost [5].)

Each Open CSA Supporting Entity has one Qualified Elector who casts the

single vote on behalf of his/her organization. Unless otherwise
designated,the organization's Primary Representative serves as the
Qualified Elector.


Nominations will be open 24-April-2009 through 12-May-2009.

The election will be held 13-May-2009 through 27-May-2009.

These elected seats will be effective June 1st, 2009.  The Open CSA Steering

Committee has regularly scheduled teleconference meetings on the second
Friday of each month at 9AM Pacific, with occasional extra meetings as


Any Open CSA participant may nominate a candidate via email to:

Prior to being confirmed as a candidate, each nominee must:

1. Accept the nomination;

2. Confirm his/her ability to meet the time commitments of the position
(participation in a two-hour teleconference each month, attendance at two
face-to-face meetings annually, additional support activities as needed);

3. Provide background information and a position statement describing
qualifications and motivations for serving on the Steering Committee; and

4. Be a participant in the Open CSA Member Section.


The three new Steering Committee members will be selected by the Open CSA
Qualified Electors, using the Single Transferable Voting (STV) process -
Scottish  Method [6]. STV considers each voter's ranked preference for
candidates, in order to more accurately reflect the wishes of the
electorate. Open CSA Qualified Electors will be sent detailed voting
instructions separately.

Results will be announced immediately after they are tabulated and

We encourage all Open CSA participants to consider serving on the Steering
Committee. Please contact member-services@oasis-open.org with any questions
you might have regarding this process.







Mike Kaiser
Open CSA Member Section Steering Committee Vice-Chair & Secretary

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