[OpenID board] [RFC] Funding Model Note

Recordon, David drecordon at verisign.com
Fri Apr 20 21:47:40 UTC 2007


Both are fine by me.

--David 

-----Original Message-----
From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On
Behalf Of Scott Kveton
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 2:47 PM
To: board at openid.net
Subject: Re: [OpenID board] [RFC] Funding Model Note

In light of the current discussions on the mailing list, should we have
Bill send this out?

Also, I think we should list the members of the board instead of "The
OpenID Foundation Board".

- Scott




On 4/20/07 2:29 PM, "Recordon, David" <drecordon at verisign.com> wrote:

> Any other feedback or should I send this?
> 
> --David
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On 
> Behalf Of Drummond Reed
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 9:40 PM
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: Re: [OpenID board] [RFC] Funding Model Note
> 
> David,
> 
> Here's a suggested second draft:
> 
> All,
> 
> Like any organization, the OpenID Foundation board needs a 
> sustainability model (aka how do we pay the bills). This is one of the

> final remaining steps to actually getting the legal organization fully

> spun up.
> 
> In coming up with a plna, we've tried hard to balance the need for 
> funds to help more widely promote and evangelize OpenID, while not 
> becoming evil or allowing influence or control to be bought.  One nice

> protection is that the Foundation (per the charter sent out 
> previously) does not control the specifications.
> 
> You can find a proposed draft of the funding model (to be reflected in

> the Foundation's bylaws) on the wiki at 
> http://openid.net/wiki/index.php/OpenID_Foundation/sustainability. To 
> send comments and suggestions, please do not use the talk page on the 
> wiki, but rather reply to this thread.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> The OpenID Foundation Board
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On 
> Behalf Of Recordon, David
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 5:09 PM
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: Re: [OpenID board] [RFC] Funding Model Note
> 
> That is the plan, just need review by this list first. :)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On 
> Behalf Of Scott Kveton
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 4:58 PM
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: Re: [OpenID board] [RFC] Funding Model Note
> 
> Are we going to send this off to general@ ?
> 
> - Scott
> 
> On 4/15/07 3:50 PM, "Recordon, David" <drecordon at verisign.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hey all,
>> One of the initial tasks the OpenID Foundation board has taken on is 
>> coming up with a sustainability (aka how do we get money) model for 
>> the organization.  We've tried hard to balance the need for money to 
>> help more widely promote and evangelize OpenID, while not becoming 
>> evil or allowing influence or control to be bought.  One nice 
>> protection is that the Foundation (per the charter sent out
>> previously) does not control the specifications.
>> 
>> You can find the proposed draft of the funding model (to be worked 
>> into the organization's bylaws) on the wiki at 
>> http://openid.net/wiki/index.php/OpenID_Foundation/sustainability.
>> Please do not use the talk page on the wiki, but rather reply to this

>> thread with comments and suggestions.  This is one of the final 
>> remaining steps needed to actually get the legal organization fully 
>> spun up.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> The OpenID Foundation Board
>> _______________________________________________
>> board mailing list
>> board at openid.net
>> http://openid.net/mailman/listinfo/board
>> 
> 
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