[OpenID board] Sending note off to general list ...

Shawn Piers shawnpiers at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 22:31:57 UTC 2007


It has been nice seeing everyone pull this together! Thanks for allowing me
to lurk, and I look forward to seeing how this turns out :)

-Shawn


On 4/22/07, Scott Kveton <scott at janrain.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Everybody,
>
> Here is the draft note going to the general list authored by David and
> with
> comments from Drummond, Johannes and myself.  I've also added a section
> introducing Bill's role and mentioning that he and I can be the contact
> points for people interested in participating in the OIDF (deferring first
> to Bill of course).  Also, I've listed out each of us as members of the
> board with any elected role that we have.
>
> I'd like to send this note out to the general list first thing tomorrow
> morning.
>
> Did I miss anything?
>
> - Scott
>
>
> --
>
> All,
>
> Like any organization, the OpenID Foundation needs a sustainability model
> and set of by-laws to get off the ground. This is one of the final
> remaining
> steps to actually getting the legal organization fully spun up.
>
> In coming up with a plan, 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 because the specification development is
> performed on public mailing lists with no requirement of membership to
> participate.
>
> You can find a proposed draft of the funding model (to be reflected in
> the Foundation's bylaws) on the wiki here:
>
> 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.
>
> I'd also like to take this chance to introduce Bill Washburn (formerly of
> Opninity) who has been appointed by the board to act as the Executive
> Director for the OpenID Foundation.  Bill brings a wealth of experience
> from
> this field to this role and it was unanimous decision of the board to
> empower Bill to lead the charge in the creation of the OIDF.  Bill is the
> lead point of contact for all-things-OIDF and I'll be acting as the backup
> in my role as the current chair of the board for the OIDF.  Feel free to
> contact us with any/all questions you might have.
>
> It should be noted this is a proposal based on input from the seven person
> board currently in place.  We're seeking input from the community and
> highly
> encourage folks to see the discussion that have been occurring on the
> board
> mailing list:  http://openid.net/pipermail/board/
>
> Looking forward to the discussions,
>
> The OpenID Foundation Board:
> Scott Kveton, Chair
> David Recordon, Vice chair
> Dick Hardt, Treasurer
> Martin Atkins, Secretary
> Artur Bergman
> Johannes Ernst
> Drummond Reed
>
> Bill Washburn, Executive Director OpenID Foundation
>
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