[OpenID board] Fw: OpenID Foundation

Johannes Ernst jernst at netmesh.us
Wed May 9 19:20:07 UTC 2007


I'm still in Germany, and not definitive that I'll make it to the  
call tomorrow. But these look good to me, and would favor getting  
them filed.


On May 9, 2007, at 19:50, Bill Washburn wrote:

> 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
>
> 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
>
> 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
>
> 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
> 222 SW Columbia, Suite 1800
> Portland, Oregon 97229
> direct 503.226.8605
> fax 503.226.0079
> ldc at aterwynne.com
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