[OpenID board] Getting on track for IIW ...

Scott Kveton scott at janrain.com
Fri Apr 20 21:44:18 UTC 2007

> Whatever is faster is fine with me.
> Last time something like this was suggested, there was some
> discussion on the required level of trust among board members to make
> this work. I would be very happy if this issue had lost in prominence...

Right, I think we're past this and giving Bill the ability to say "I'm the
ED for the OpenID Foundation" publicly will aid him as he goes to raise
funds, etc.

What I'm asking is that we give Bill the action items of by-laws and IPR and
we follow his lead when he delegates to get those done.  I think this will
help us meet our goals for the announcements at IIW.

- Scott

> On Apr 20, 2007, at 13:55, Scott Kveton wrote:
>> Hi Everybody,
>> We have IIW just around the corner and I think we'd all agree that
>> it would
>> be nice to announce a few things there.  For me, I'd like to be
>> able to
>> announce the creation of the Foundation and a plan/solution for the
>> IPR.
>> Are there others that are important for IIW?
>> All of us are busy with our respective businesses and as such we're
>> not able
>> to move these forward as quickly as we would like.  IIW is just 4
>> weeks
>> away.
>> I'd like to propose that we appoint Bill Washburn as the Executive
>> Director
>> of the to-be-formed OpenID Foundation and give him the means with
>> which to
>> execute on the aforementioned pieces.  The goal would be to have
>> one person
>> whose job it is to make sure we get everything done (most of which
>> will be
>> done by delegation) for IIW.  Doing this would also help Bill in
>> getting it
>> done as he'll have the weight of the board behind his decisions.
>> Thoughts?
>> - Scott
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