Liberty Alliance Project – January 4, 2006 — The Liberty Alliance Project, the global consortium developing open standards for federated identity, interoperable strong authentication and Web services, today announced officer positions on the Liberty Alliance Management Board for the 2006 calendar year. These positions are voted on by Liberty Board members with elected officers serving one year terms. George Goodman, current president of the Liberty Management Board and director, Platform Capabilities Lab at Intel, was unanimously voted to lead Liberty as president for a second term in 2006. Joining Goodman in Liberty Alliance officer positions for 2006 are:
Roger K. Sullivan – elected Vice President of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. Sullivan is Vice President of Business Development for Oracle’s Identity Management solutions.
Bill Smith – elected Secretary of the Liberty Alliance Management Board for the fourth consecutive year. Smith is Director of Technology Development at Sun Microsystems.
Roger Martin – elected Treasurer on the Liberty Alliance Management Board. Martin is Director of Standards at AOL.
Officers of the Liberty Alliance Management Board are responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organization on a global basis and based on member and industry requirements for open and interoperable identity solutions. The Liberty Alliance Management Board is made up of representatives from AOL, Ericsson, Fidelity Investments, France Telecom, General Motors, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems and Vodafone.
About the Liberty Alliance Project
The Liberty Alliance Project is a global alliance of companies, non-profit and government organizations developing open standards for federated network identity, interoperable strong authentication and Web services. Liberty Alliance is the only global identity organization with a Public Policy Expert Group (PPEG) offering guidance and best practices on privacy within all Liberty deployments. Liberty Federation, which consists of ID-FF 1.1, ID-FF 1.2 and SAML 2.0 specifications, offers organizations and consumers a more convenient and secure way to control online identity information and is deployed worldwide by organizations that include American Express, AOL, BIPAC, Ericsson, General Motors, France Telecom, Nokia, NTT and Sun Microsystems. Membership is open to all commercial and non-commercial organizations. A full list of Liberty Alliance members, as well as information about how to become a member, is available at https://projectliberty.org