OpenMPE expects more candidates
than vacancies for its board
The volunteer advocacy group
OpenMPE is having its annual election this month for directors, and
2005 promises more candidates than open board slots. Last years
elections, which drew a total of 103 voters, saw six candidates
campaigning for just as many open seats, including resignations. Paul
Edwards and Alan Tibbets, directors who filled seats last year where
directors resigned, will run again for full terms. Ron Horner is
resigning his seat, citing extra duties in his consulting business.
Another director who wont run for re-election, Mark Klein, is
departing to make himself available for the MPE source code audit
work at HP later this year.
Edwards said hes running for
re-election to be around on the board and see what happens this
year. 2005 is the year HP will announce its decision on
releasing source code for MPE outside of HP. Regardless of HPs
decision about MPEs future outside of HP labs, OpenMPE plans to
participate in the HP audit of source code, Edwards said. The results
of the audit will factor into HPs source code decision. The
company hasnt given any early indicators of when theyll
announce that decision.