[OpenID board] Social Graph FooCamp help ...

Dick Hardt dick at sxip.com
Wed Jan 9 23:47:08 UTC 2008

Hmmm. Just because many members of the OpenID community are  
attending, and that you and Scott are co-organizing, does not make it  
related to OpenID.

For the record, a clear statement of why this event is important for  
OpenID and why the Foundation should be involved would be desirable.

-- Dick

On 9-Jan-08, at 1:59 PM, David Recordon wrote:

> Yes, I was merely trying to illustrate that the event is related to  
> OpenID via the people involved and coming. :)
> On Jan 9, 2008, at 1:54 PM, Dick Hardt wrote:
>> Just to be clear, the fact that you and Scott are co-organizing  
>> the event is irrelevant UNLESS you are doing it on behalf of the  
>> OpenID Foundation.
>> On 9-Jan-08, at 12:55 PM, David Recordon wrote:
>>> +1 to Scott's motion.  Various members of the OpenID community  
>>> will be
>>> there and Scott and I are co-organizing the event.  Additionally
>>> efforts like DataPortability.org list OpenID as one of the key
>>> technologies needed to help solve these sorts of problems.
>>> On Jan 9, 2008, at 12:28 PM, Scott Kveton wrote:
>>>>> Unfortunately I don't think we can just flow money through the
>>>>> Foundation if the Foundation is not actively involved. It would  
>>>>> raise
>>>>> concerns from the tax people and members of the Foundation would
>>>>> wonder what we are doing.
>>>> Agreed.
>>>>> The event does look like something where OpenID should have a
>>>>> presence, so perhaps the Foundation can participate in the  
>>>>> event and
>>>>> promote OpenID. Then as part of the participation, it could handle
>>>>> the funds. Taking a management fee for handling the funds would  
>>>>> be a
>>>>> good idea as well. :-)
>>>> Okay, this makes sense.
>>>>> Scott: do you want to propose to the board something about the
>>>>> Foundation participating and we have an email vote on it?
>>>> I'll put forth the motion that the OpenID Foundation participate in
>>>> this event as a sponsor as we see this as a valuable part of the  
>>>> open
>>>> web eco-system we're trying to promote.  The sponsorship would  
>>>> be in
>>>> the form of managing the finances for the event and sending
>>>> representatives.  David and I can make sure to promote that
>>>> accordingly on the SG Foo site, etc.
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>> - Scott
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