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OpenSocial Foundation Elects Parikh, Smarr to Board

Not to be outdone by the recent US Presidential hoopla, the OpenSocial Foundation – a non-profit corporation that facilitates the development of OpenSocial specifications – held its elections for “Community Directors” this week. The elections determine who will fill the remaining two seats on the Foundation’s Board.

The votes have been tallied and the results are in. OpenSocial Foundation members have selected Jay Parikh of Ning and Joseph Smarr of Plaxo as their community representatives.

Parikh and Smarr join the five “Corporate Directors” currently serving on the Board: Anil Dharni, hi5; David Glazer, Google; Joe Greenstein, Flixster; Allen Hurff, MySpace; and Sam Pullara, Yahoo!

Sixty-eight percent of the OpenSocial Foundation membership voted in the election. Parikh and Smarr were selected by members from 13 nominees. Each will serve a one-year term on the OpenSocial Foundation Board.

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