[OpenID board] Fw: OpenID Foundation

Bill Washburn billhwashburn at yahoo.com
Wed May 9 17:50:23 UTC 2007


Dear all,

David Connell at AterWynne is ready to submit the Articles of Incorporation as soon as we approve them.  Hopefully that can happen on tomorrow's call.  If there are any sticking points you see, please identify them now so that we can attempt to resolve them without undue delay.

cheers,
-bill

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: David Connell <ldc at aterwynne.com>
To: Bill Washburn <billhwashburn at yahoo.com>; Scott Blackmer <sblackmer at blackmerlaw.com>
Cc: Ernie Bootsma <egb at aterwynne.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 9:31:28 AM
Subject: RE: OpenID Foundation



 
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Bill,

 

Articles of Incorporation are attached for review by you 
and the board. Once approved we will file the articles with the State of Oregon. 
Thanks, Dave




From: Bill Washburn 
[mailto:billhwashburn at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 8:24 
AM
To: David Connell; Scott Blackmer
Cc: Ernie 
Bootsma
Subject: Re: OpenID Foundation






Thanks 
David,

A and B both work for me.  I'm very happy to use 
them...

I think a general sense of OpenID is well understood within the 
community.  Outside the community it's entirely opaque.  I imagine we 
can find an improved or expanded definition of OpenID to be more understandable 
to the general public.

thanks again,
-bill


----- 
Original Message ----
From: David Connell <ldc at aterwynne.com>
To: 
Bill Washburn <billhwashburn at yahoo.com>; scott at janrain.com
Cc: Ernie 
Bootsma <egb at aterwynne.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:59:51 
PM
Subject: RE: OpenID Foundation


DIV {
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Bill,

 

I would like to work toward something that refers to a 
public benefit. For example, see the purposes of Mozilla, Apache and The Linux 
Kernel Organization:

 



Mozilla – “…promote development of, public access to, and 
adoption of the open source Mozilla web browsing and Internet application 
software.” 

Apache – “…, including the creation and maintenance of 
“open source” software distributed by the corporation to the public at no 
charge.”

LKO 
- "The specific purposes of this Corporation are to provide equal and 
widespread access to the Linux operating system to the public and open source 
developers, educators and researchers, to enable communication in the area of 
Linux operating system development, education, and research, and to stimulate 
the development of a free exchange of information about the Linux operating 
system."



What 
about something like the following?

 

The 
specific purposes of the corporation include the following:

 

(a) To 
foster and promote the development of, public access to, and adoption of 
OpenID as a framework for user-centric identity on the Internet; 
and

 

(b) 
To acquire, create, hold, and manage intellectual property related 
to OpenID and provide equal access to such intellectual property to the 
OpenID community and public at no charge.

 

Also, 
is there any question or debate about what constitutes OpenID in a general 
sense?  If so, we should try to generally define it.

 

Thanks, Dave






From: Bill Washburn 
[mailto:billhwashburn at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 3:05 
PM
To: David Connell; scott at janrain.com
Cc: Ernie 
Bootsma
Subject: Re: OpenID Foundation






Hi 
David--

Thanks for a very good and expeditious conversation.  I 
really appreciate it very much.  As promised, here is the statement of 
purposes I mentioned to you.



• 

Purposes OIDF - Support 
OpenID: 

Facilitates Specificationss 
Development  within the  greater OpenID community 


Manage OpenID IPR at the behest of 
the broad OpenID community 

Facilitate effective communication 
and cooperation within the OpenID public commons


Promote adoption and use of OpenID 
by: 

    * All Individuals 
using the

cheers,
-bill




    * All Identity 
Providers 

    * All Websites 









----- 
Original Message ----
From: David Connell <ldc at aterwynne.com>
To: 
Bill Washburn <billhwashburn at yahoo.com>; scott at janrain.com
Cc: Ernie 
Bootsma <egb at aterwynne.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 12:00:39 
PM
Subject: RE: OpenID Foundation


DIV {
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Bill,

 

I am available between 2 and 5 pst today--what works 
for you?

 

With respect to written consents, fax and pdf are fine. The 
statute also permits "electronic signatures." Let's discuss further on the call. 


 

Thanks, Dave




From: Bill Washburn 
[mailto:billhwashburn at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 10:26 
AM
To: David Connell; scott at janrain.com
Cc: Ernie 
Bootsma
Subject: Re: OpenID Foundation






Hi 
David--

What is a good time for you and I to talk today?

Regarding 
the Unanimous Consent statement: by what mechanisms can signatures be 
accepted?  We have board members is Washington, Oregon, California, Canada, 
and the U.K.

cheers,
-bill


----- 
Original Message ----
From: David Connell <ldc at aterwynne.com>
To: 
Bill Washburn <billhwashburn at yahoo.com>; scott at janrain.com
Cc: Ernie 
Bootsma <egb at aterwynne.com>
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2007 4:41:25 
PM
Subject: OpenID Foundation


Bill and 
Scott,

 

Attached for your 
review are Articles, Bylaws and an organizational consent for OpenID 
Foundation.  I tried to keep the bylaws as simple and flexible as possible 
while also incorporating the terms you previously outlined.  I would like 
to discuss the purposes before this goes to a larger group; we have some 
concerns about the second sentence. Also, please help us in defining 
OpenID.  

 

In your dues 
schedule, how do you intend to categorize governmental organizations, which 
would likely have a lot of employees?

 

I am traveling 
Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, but otherwise generally around. 
Thanks, Dave

 

L. David Connell 

Ater Wynne LLP 

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1800 
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fax 
503.226.0079 
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