Information on the TAC Vice-Chair Role

TAC Chair

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.


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


The Vice-Chair will support the TAC Chair.

The Vice-Chair will represent the TAC when the TAC Chair is not available unless another delegation has been made explicitly. 

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 two week period from the time of the announcement.

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 OpaVote 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

Name: Ranny Haiby

Company: Samsung Research America

Short Biography:Ranny Haiby is a director in Samsung Research America, leading the open source group. He leads a group of engineers who are actively participating in various open source communities . A key part of his role is providing leadership and guidance to many engineers across Samsung who are actively contributing to open source projects such as The Linux Foundation Networking and its sub-projects, CNCF, ROS, EFL and Tizen. Ranny is in charge of new collaboration opportunities in open source communities. His role involves identifying such opportunities as well as leading the execution of the collaboration. 

Statement of Intent: I have served as the TAC vice-chair for the past year. During this time I worked on creating synergies between projects and increasing the level of collaboration. I have led initiatives like technical white papers creation and the LFN security forum. I strongly believe in the power of the LFN in driving innovation in networks. I see open source software as the only viable approach to the growing demands on 5G and enterprise networks. Through our collaboration in open source networking software projects we can meet the security, performance and cost-efficiency demands of modern networks.

If elected I plan to continue working on existing cross-community initiatives, and constantly seek ways for better collaboration between LFN projects. I intend to work together with the TAC Chair and fellow members in helping the LFN projects succeed. 


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