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

Dick Hardt dick at sxip.com
Sun Apr 22 23:25:35 UTC 2007


On 22-Apr-07, at 2:05 PM, Scott Kveton 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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