Information on the TAC Chair Role

The TAC will elect from amongst the voting TAC members a chairperson for a term of one year. The TAC shall hold elections to select a TAC Chair annually; there are no limits on the number of terms a TAC Chair may serve. 


The primary responsibility of the TAC Chair is to lead the TAC in fulfilling its responsibilities as outlined in section 7 of the LF Networking Fund Charter and to be responsible for:

  • Leading TAC meetings;
  • Representing the TAC and the technical community within and outside of LFN by:
    • Should the TAC chair be unable or unwilling to serve as the TAC representative to the Governing Board the vice-chair will serve as the TAC representative to the Governing Board
    • Serving as the TAC representative to the Governing Board
    • Participating in other communications as necessary within and outside LFN

These responsibilities may be delegated to another member of the technical community.

Election Mechanics

How to nominate yourself

The election process occurs in two phases; the Nomination phase, and the Election phase.

Self Nomination Phase

Individuals interested in running for this position must update this wiki page with their biography and statement of intent on why you would be a good person to hold this position.

The nomination phase begin   and will conclude on   17:00 PDT. A one calendar month from the time of the announcement to account for vacation season.

Election Phase

If there are multiple nominees: A Condorcet election will be initiated by the LF using the OpaVote voting system.  All TSC members will receive an invitation to vote. In the case of multiple candidates the timing is as follows:

  • The election phase will begin on with the distribution of the CIVS poll via email
  • The election phase will end four (4) full business days later in the same time zone the poll was initiated from (typically PDT).

Information on Candidates


Company: (Optional)

Short Biography:

Statement of Intent


Name: Jason Hunt

Company: IBM

Short Biography:  I am a Distinguished Engineer at IBM and have worked in the telecommunications industry for 21 years, including the past 8 years focused on SDN/NFV. In addition to my role as the LFN TAC chair, I have also served on the ONAP TSC since its inception, and I lead IBM’s open source networking efforts.  My technology focus areas are cloud, edge, and responsible use of software.  

Statement of Intent

I would like to humbly self-nominate for the LFN TAC chair position. I have served as TAC chair for the past two years and have had the honor of representing the community in the Strategic Planning Council (SPC) and on the governing board. In the past year, I believe we’ve seen success in LFN growth with the onboarding of new projects using our revised project lifecycle process. Likewise our collaboration has improved with initiatives like the whitepapers (thank you Ranny Haiby) and the Super Blueprint concept – demonstrating that our community can be stronger together. I’ve also been happy to lead the contributor recognition efforts, and I look forward to seeing badging formally implemented soon.

I would enjoy the opportunity to continue this progress with the LFN community as the TAC chair. An area I believe deserves more focus in the coming year is the health and vibrancy of the TAC itself, while reinvigorating our project health reviews so that we can best leverage the expertise throughout our community.

Thank you for your consideration.


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