The OSFPGA Foundation Membership Committee supports the membership activities of the OSFPGA Foundation by the creation of, and ultimately, the execution of foundation membership strategy, plans, and deliverables. The OSFPGA Foundation is an organization driven by our membership, and our intent is to ensure all community members have the opportunity to participate in the membership functions of the Foundation. We will encourage the Committee to collect and represent the member’s ideas and positions.
The structure of the Membership Committee is as below. The Membership Committee Chair works directly with members of the Membership Committee. With this policy, we have defined the roles of our existing committees, and we have a fair and clear way to evaluate new groups and chair and vice-chair nominees.
The Membership Committee seeks to generate awareness and widespread adoption of Open Source FPGA Technologies, the development and nurturing of a thriving, collaborative ecosystem, to advocate for the Foundation, and to contribute towards the brand recognition of the OSFPGA brand worldwide. Examples of Membership Committee responsibilities include, but are not limited to member engagement and benefits.
Member Engagement includes:
The success of the Membership Committee is determined by its members. As a member of the Committee, you are expected to provide input into and feedback on the strategic membership plan, membership activities, and contribute to the overall execution of membership growth and value building efforts. You may lead specific member segments (such as corporate, startups, universities) or activities to increase engagement, collaboration, and long term value.
Contributing to the Membership Committee is open to all members of the OSFPGA Foundation. Ability to vote in the Membership Committee is consistent with the voting requirements of the OSFPGA Foundation as a whole.
Committee and Task Group chairs are elected for an annual term. There are no term limits.
In this section “Candidates” refer to people who want to be considered for a position. “Nominees” are sent to the Membership Committee for approval. Existing Chairs and Vice Chairs may be candidates. Chairs must be non-individual members (Premier, Corporate). Vice Chairs can be individual members.
The election cycle is as follows:
Any member of the Membership Committee can vote.