[OpenID board] Funding Proposal

Andy Powell andy.powell at eduserv.org.uk
Thu Apr 12 14:00:33 UTC 2007

by and large this looks reasonable to me.

The comment "It is expected that the majority of donations will either
be below the membership fee levels or be above and beyond membership
fees, though not reaching of any of the sponsorship levels" doesn't make
a lot of sense to me, since the lowest level of sponsorship (5K) is
below the highest level of membership fee (10K)?  Am I missing

Thinking about an organisation like my own, which has in the past made
donations of $10,000 to organisations with some similarities to OpenID
(Wikimedia and CC), I'm slightly confused by the numbers.  We'd have the
option of either

- becoming a member for $1000

- becoming a sponsor for $5000 (less than we'd probably be willing to
make) or $20000 (more than we'd probably be willing to make)

- make a donation of $10000

It's not overly clear to me which of these I'd choose.

The document currently says:

Membership shall be required to:

    * Serve on the board of directors
    * Participate in or chair a committee
    * ...

I assume that the second of these should be read "chair a committee or
working group"?  Or is membership nbot required to chair a working
group?  Or are working groups not chaired?? :-)

How are decisions made (e.g. by the working group(s)) and what role does
membership play in this?  Again, apologies if I'm missing something

Head of Development, Eduserv Foundation
andy.powell at eduserv.org.uk
+44 (0)1225 474319 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at openid.net 
> [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of Recordon, David
> Sent: 09 April 2007 20:44
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: [OpenID board] Funding Proposal
> 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)

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