[OpenID board] Funding Proposal

Drummond Reed drummond.reed at cordance.net
Mon Apr 9 22:36:49 UTC 2007

I too agree this is a very good proposal that offers a nice "hybrid" model.
Two suggestions for how to simplify/strengthen it further:

1) Currently it has three $ categories: donations, members, and sponsors. We
could simplify it down to two: "Members" and "Donors/Sponsors". Members has
associated fee table based on type/size. Donors/Sponsors is unstructured and
just has categories (the category for contributions under $5K would simply
be called "Donor", and the four higher categories would be
"Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum Sponsors").

2) Currently only Gold and Platinum Sponsors have membership included. If we
made the rule that any Donor or Sponsor whose contribution is at least 25%
greater than their membership fee shall have their membership included, then
it would incent all potential Members to become Donors or Sponsors for an
incremental contribution. (However it is still an option for a company/org
to be a Donor/Sponsor and decline membership.)

If these revisions make sense I'm happy to help with wording edits if David
wants to add =drummond to the wiki.


-----Original Message-----
From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf
Of Dick Hardt
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 1:20 PM
To: board at openid.net
Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Funding Proposal

Nicely done Artur, Bill and David.

I'm supportive of floating this proposal out to the Community where  
pay-to-play happens at the membership level rather then the board level.

Note the attached charter was an old copy as I was not listed as a  
board member in the copy you sent out to the board.

-- Dick

On 9-Apr-07, at 12:44 PM, Recordon, David wrote:

> Hey all,
> This morning Bill, Artur, and I finally got a chance to sit down  
> and put
> together another funding proposal for the organization.  This document
> was based upon the approach Dick proposed [1] as well as the OCO  
> Charter
> sent to the general@ list [2].
> Certainly looking for feedback and thoughts, happy to give others
> editing rights on the wiki page if you send me your OpenID.  Once  
> again,
> sorry for how long this took us to take on this work.
> http://daveman692.schtuff.com/oidf_proposal
> --David
> [1] http://openid.net/pipermail/board/2007-March/000071.html
> [2] http://openid.net/pipermail/general/2007-February/001550.html
> (charter attached since it seems it wasn't archived)
> <OpenID Foundation Charter.txt>
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