OSI Announces Appointment of New Board Directors

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is pleased to announce the appointments of Deb Bryant and Tracy Hinds to fill the two vacant seats on the OSI Board of Directors. Their terms will begin immediately and run through October 2021. We hope you will join us in welcoming both to the OSI.

Deb Bryant is returning to the OSI Board after spending several years away. After spending her days as the Senior Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Red Hat, Deb volunteers for open source organizations and supports the open source community. Bryant is passionate about open and transparent governments, bringing open source technology and ideas into the public sector.

Tracy Hinds has an impressive history of managing development, operations, and growth for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Previous Education and Community Manager as well as Board Director of the OpenJS(formerly Node.js) Foundation, Hinds now works as Head of Platform at Samsung NEXT and is the president of GatherScript, where she works to support startup engagement and community, inspired by her prior work as a web engineer, community builder, OSS advocate, and strategist.

As previously announced, with the resignation of two directors, the OSI found itself in a position to appoint two new people to the OSI Board. We were very fortunate to receive over twenty recommendations from the OSI community. The result was an impressive list of highly qualified leaders in open source software, all of whom would undoubtedly contribute much to the OSI and our work with the open source community.

The OSI Board would like to thank all of those who made recommendations, and especially those who stepped forward for consideration. We are always so impressed by and grateful for the contributions and commitment of the open source community in supporting our work.

We would also like to remind the open source community that two “individual member” board seats will be open in next year’s election. Nominations open on February 3, 2020, You can learn more about the OSI elections process and important dates at https://opensource.org/elections.

The OSI Board of Directors