Accord Project Announces Technical Steering Committee Elections

Accord Project, a leading open-source initiative of the Linux Foundation, is proud to announce the inaugural elections for its Technical Steering Committee (TSC). The TSC establishes the technical direction and governance for the Accord Project. Joining the TSC enables organizations and individuals to drive and contribute to the evolution of smart legal contracts. Elections will open on 6 July 2020 and close on 3 August 2020. Six members of the TSC will be elected for an initial two-year period. Candidates should be an active participant in the Accord Project, and be able to operate neutrally in discussions regardless of company or project affiliation. Candidates must also be eligible to vote, which will take place using the Helios voting system. Candidates should submit their statements by opening an issue on the TSC repository. Full details of the responsibilities of the TSC are available in the Accord Project Charter. Jerome Simeon, Chair of the Accord Project Technology Working Group commented:

“The Technical Steering Committee will play an important role in setting up priorities and in providing guidance to the Accord Project Technology Working Group. On behalf of all the maintainers, we are very excited about this next step in our evolution as an open-source project and look forward to working with all the elected members of the TSC.”

Details of the election process and the TSC are available here. The full election schedule in 2020 is as follows:

  • June 25, 2020: Announcement of election
  • July 6, 2020 (00:00 UTC): Nominations open
  • August 17, 2020 (00:00 UTC): Nominations close
  • August 24, 2020 (00:00 UTC): Elections open
  • September 7, 2020 (00:00 UTC): Elections close
  • September 9, 2020 (00:00 UTC): Run-off elections open (if needed)
  • September 11, 2020 (00:00 UTC): Run-off elections close
  • September 14, 2020: New TSC seated (results are announced)

Questions regarding the election process can be directed to the interim TSC via the TSC channel on the Accord Project Community Slack.