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Subject: PKI Steering Committee Nominations Open


- As a member of the Member Section you may nominate any OASIS member to the Steering Committee.  Nominations are scheduled to be open 3-17 January 2006

- Elections are scheduled to be open 18 January-1 February.  Your vote is important, as a majority of members must select the Steering Committee. Detailed instructions on the nomination and election process follow.


The OASIS PKI Member Section emerged from the PKI Forum, established in 1999 to foster support for standards-based, interoperable public-key infrastructure (PKI) as a foundation for secure transactions in e-business applications.  The purpose of the PKI Member Section Steering Committee is to:

a. Coordinate the activities of OASIS technical committees that are part of the Member Section (i.e. the SC serves the purpose of an OASIS Joint Committee);

b. Promote the adoption and implementation of specifications developed by PKI TCs, including directing the creation of implementation guidelines, conformance tests, white papers, etc. by PKI TCs;

c. Promote PKI technology in general through appropriate marketing efforts, and own and maintain the PKI identity as part of that effort.


Steering Committee members must be OASIS members in good standings.  


Members interested in serving on the Steering Committee and standing for election shall provide notice of their intention to run by sending an email to the PKI MS mailing list, pki-ms@lists.oasis-open.org , and include a statement of their intention to run and any other information they believe will describe their interest and qualifications. Nominations will be accepted until 10AM, Eastern Standard Time, 17 January 2006.  Where an individual is nominated by another member, the nominee shall provide notice of their willingness to serve on the Steering Committee by that deadline.


Following close of the nomination period, a formal ballot will be established and open for a period expected to be 18 January - 1 February 2006. Five Steering Committee seats will be filled.

Each organizational member of the PKI Member Section will get one vote in this election. Individual Members and OASIS members who are not PKI MS members may not vote.  That is, only those OASIS organizational members who had designated PKI Member Section support at the time of joining OASIS or at renewal are eligible to vote. 

The OASIS administration team has recently synchronized the PKI MS group to their accounting records, so any company that committed to the PKI Member Section has a representative on the list. We suggest that eligible members review the PKI Member Section members list to ensure that the appropriate individual is designated as a MS voting member.  

This list is available at http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/pki-ms/members/roster.php

Individual members of the PKI Member Section interested in voting can upgrade from Individual Member status to Organizational Member status by submitting the organization member application --with PKI support clicked-- and notify member_services@oasis-open.org that they wish to convert to an organizational member.  


If additional information is desired on the responsibilities of Steering Committee members, background on the PKI Member Section, or election issues, the current Steering Committee will address those issues by email and can set up a teleconference to address questions and provide more information.

 Please do not hesitate to contact member-services@oasis-open.org with any questions about the election process.

 Thanks for your participation.

 Scott McGrath
Director Member Services

+ 1 978 667-5115 ext 202
+ 1 978-667-5114 fax

PO Box 455
630 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA  01821 USA


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