The IO500 committee is a standards body operating with consensus on all decisions excepting times noted in the committee rules. As such, the work progresses slowly with much deliberation. At times, the committee makeup may change. The following describes the committee makeup and how that form changes over time.
Process: Once a new committee member has been nominated, the committee will contact that person to confirm their willingness to proceed with nomination evaluation. At the expiration of the nomination period, including any granted deadline extensions, the committee has 2 weeks to make a decision about which nominee, if any, should be selected. Once selected, the committee will notify the candidate informing them of the selection and requesting confirmation of their selection. If the selection is declined, the committee will proceed to select another nominee or choose to not select a nominee based on unanimous consent of the permanent members. Once a nominee has been selected and confirmed as a new committee member, other nominees will be notified by the public announcement of the new committee member of the selected candidate. If no candidate is selected, nominees will be notified that no selection was made without further explanation.
An open, worldwide call for submissions for committee membership should be announced with a 21-day window for submissions.
To ensure the broadest global support for IO500 and to ensure diverse opinions, preference will be given to qualified nominations that address the following: