[OpenID board] Revised local chapters policy

Nat Sakimura n-sakimura at nri.co.jp
Thu May 8 06:57:53 UTC 2008

Hi. *
Dick Hardt wrote:
> On 8-May-08, at 8:14 AM, Nat Sakimura wrote:
>> Hi Dick,
>> In this respect, it comes down to the National Chapter governance
>> structure, just same as for OIDF itself.
> exactly
>> If the governance of the National Chapter is done democratically and
>> openly, then those that are not happy with then current administration
>> should be able to pursuade other members and correct the situation.
> potentially :)
>> At the same time, the organization must have the administrative
>> capability, since otherwise, even if the decision made by the
>> organization is sound, it cannot be executed.
>> So, in essence, we should
>> 1) just define what is an appropreate governance structure for this
>> purpose,
>> 2) define what is an appropreate admnistrative capability
>> and use these as the certification criteria.
>> Actually, the same applies to OIDF itself.
>> The content of 1) and 2) above needs more discussion, I think, in
>> the WG
>> level just like Mike indicated. I do not think Local Chapters policy
>> needs to wait for the completion of  such.
> So will the OIDF need to review and approve the governance structure
> for each national chapter?
Essentially, yes, but there will not be too many as it will be first 
come first served bases then :-)
> I understand and agree the problem can be solved -- the local chapter
> proposal has no process for solving the issue I have raised. What
> would you suggest we add to the proposal so that the process for
> approving a national chapter is not arbitrary?
Well, perhaps you could add at the end of article 12. so that it reads 

"OIDF will recognize at most one chapter as the designated national 
chapter in a nation-state at any time according to the National Chapters 

Nat Sakimura (=nat)
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. 
XDI.ORG Vice Chair

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