[OpenID board] Foundation organization proposal

Recordon, David drecordon at verisign.com
Thu Mar 15 18:50:58 UTC 2007

Woah, we've already decided that we're having conferences?!?


-----Original Message-----
From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On
Behalf Of Dick Hardt
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 6:47 PM
To: board at openid.net
Subject: [OpenID board] Foundation organization proposal

After the last call I was asked to put together a proposal outlining how
the Foundation could be organized based on the previous discussion email
I sent out. Here is the outline. Look forward to discussing on the call

-- Dick

Funding Model
Initial funding: large sponsorship fees from organizations ongoing
revenue: attendance fees at conferences fees to be set by board

Organizations can be:
	founding sponsor: recognition of supporting OpenID
	founding board sponsor: same as founding sponsor plus seat on
Board Composition
Minimum seven members
One membership elected director for each founding board sponsor director
unless there are less then seven board members, then vacant spots are
made up of membership elected directors

Membership in the foundation is made up of who paid to attend the OpenID
conference. Individuals can attend the conference virtually.  
There will be two conferences a year.

Elections happen at each conference for open board positions. Goal is to
stagger terms for continuity.

Term of Director membership
one year / two year???

Working Groups
The work of the Foundation will be done in working groups, with approval
to be done at the board level. The board may delegate decisions to the
working groups. The working groups may have members that are not part of
the board.

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