[OpenID board] Might Miss the Call

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Thu May 8 16:01:21 UTC 2008

About the local chapters policy, we have an agreement from Nat and Snorri that they are good with us approving a local chapters policy based on the current drafts and without language about a national chapters policy.  This is significant progress and would let Europe and Japan become local chapters under a recognized policy.  Therefore, I'm going to produce a cleaned-up draft and have us vote on it.  With respect to the IPR, this text isn't a change from our existing approved policy, therefore I don't see this as a blocking issue for approving a local chapters policy that brings everyone into the fold.

About the specifications council, the report on the PAPE working group is DUE BY SATURDAY.  Therefore waiting until Monday isn't ok.  If Josh has not responded and you try to call him one more time, then you and Johnny should act as the majority and notify the board and Dick and I who the 5 members are today so we can start to work on the report.  We only have 2 days as it is!

Hope to have you on the call.

                                -- Mike

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From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of David Recordon
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 1:31 AM
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Subject: [OpenID board] Might Miss the Call

Hi all,
I'm currently in Dublin and was planning on making the call via Skype
though the hotel internet access is quite shoddy.  I'll try to call
in, but if I don't make it here are my thoughts given the agenda.

* General business (minutes approved, finance update)
+1 to approving the last set of minutes

* Local chapters policy review and vote - Mike Jones
It sounds like great progress has been made in the latest draft of the
policy, though given the current discussion it doesn't feel like we're
quite there yet.  The two outstanding issues seem to be how to deal
with "national chapters" and the wording around IP in terms of if we
can allow Creative Commons licensing to make things simpler.  I am not
in support of approving the current local chapters policy and then
later writing a national chapters policy.  Instead I think that we
should have the local chapters policy address local/national chapters
so that we have one fewer policy.  As it stands I am -1 for approving
the current local chapters policy.

* Member election logistics for PAPE working group - Mike Jones
Not quite sure what this means, if someone is able to clarify before
the meeting I'll give my thoughts. :)

* Report from specifications council - ?
Johnny Bufu and I have reached consensus around the five editor
appointed people for the specs council.  We're still waiting to hear
back from Josh.  I pinged him about it yesterday and will do so again
today.  I'm hopeful that we can be done with the council by our
meeting Monday though we still need to ask the five people if they're
willing to be on it.

* Amended bylaws
I was on the call last week along with Bill, Mike, Dave, and David
around amending the bylaws.  I believe there is now a new draft of
them which I am -1 for approving.  I am not convinced that a forever
growing board with a small executive committee is the right structure
for the Foundation.  I'm hoping that we'll be discussing this next
Monday during the F2F.


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