[OpenID board] Agenda for 4/10/2008 ...

Dick Hardt dick at sxip.com
Thu Apr 10 17:33:54 UTC 2008

I have two other items:

1) Marketing Report: I don't need any meeting time to discuss. I have  
solicited proposals for a consultant to develop our CMP (Core  
Messaging Platform).

2) Foundation Bylaws: number of directors and sustaining members

In past discussions, the board had decided that the size of the board  
and the number of sustaining members would be determined by the  
community board members. This does not look like what is in the  
proposed bylaw changes. This would allow us to add additional  
sustaining members as well as additional community seats to maintain  
the ratio of community to sustaining member votes. This of course  
would lead to a larger board size which has the benefit of additional  
revenue and influence for the foundation, but challenges in running  
board meetings.

As others have pointed out and I agree with, the board is already on  
the large size for effective board meetings. In previous discussions  
we concluded that more of the work would move to committees and that  
the board would have more of an oversight role.

I would like to propose if the board grows to a larger size, that the  
board elect an executive committee that would meet on a more regular  
basis to execute Foundation initiatives that are not covered by other  
board committees.

I think this clears the way for the Foundation to discuss PayPal  
joining the board.

-- Dick

On 7-Apr-08, at 11:17 AM, Scott Kveton wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> Here is the agenda for our next call:
> * General business (minutes approved, finance update)
> * Membership committee update - Bill
> * Local chapter update - Mike
> * Update on other open foundation work - DeWitt
> * Additional items?
> Call-in number provided by IBM - Tony Nadalin
> Time: 11am PST
> TOLL: 517-386-9613
> LDR: 7474731
> PPC: 7637961
> - Scott
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