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

Bill Washburn billhwashburn at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 21 02:19:00 UTC 2007

Yes,  we did talk, and indeed I'm entirely ready to step in to the ED role right away.  

here are a few immediate things:

1) Given that we've not really heard from everybody on the board yet on this thread, I'd suggest that David go ahead and send an email to the list so that it can be dealt with now.

2) David and Gabe are the IPR subcommittee per se, as I recall, and Drummond is commenting as a "legal hobbyist" ... so ...

*  I think we need the IPR subcommittee to get the Microsoft/Ron Moore draft IPR policy/position/statement in "good enough" shape that it can be shared with other interested parties including as you all suggest??? 
    --Stanford Internet Project? 
    --perhaps... AOL, 

3) I work with AterWynne to get the OIDF legal incorporation paperwork completed and filed asap...
    - Articles of Incorporation
    - First version of the bylaws

4) line up a list of early and preferably enthusiastic OpenID members, donors, and sponsors...

5)  please add to the list....


----- Original Message ----
From: Scott Kveton <scott at janrain.com>
To: board at openid.net
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 2:49:09 PM
Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Getting on track for IIW ...

> Sure, though we should be conscious of Bill's time until the Foundation
> is able to compensate him.

Another great point ... Bill: we should talk about compensation in person
... How about during IIW?

I spoke with Bill earlier today about this and he sounds ready to step in
and do this (I wouldn't volunteer him without asking him first) ... :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On
> Behalf Of Scott Kveton
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 2:44 PM
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Getting on track for IIW ...
>> 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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