The Sakai Foundation board and staff provide leadership for the Foundation.
The leadership of the Sakai community can come from any indvidual. A single person or organization who sees an opportunity may contribute freely without seeking approval from any leadership body.
The Sakai Foundation has a more defined leadership structure in order to ensure that the Foundation's mission to support the community and software is fulfilled. Still, the Board is elected by the members of the community, specifically those institutions that are members of the Sakai Foundation. The Board, in turns, oversees the staffing and financial health of the Foundation. With this structure, the community truly leads the Foundation; the Foundation serves the Sakai community.