[OpenID board] URGENT: New Board members motion

David Recordon drecordon at sixapart.com
Thu Oct 23 17:12:02 UTC 2008

This seems to be a very different motion than the one made and  
seconded on the private list. The other motion specifically named a  
company to add.

I would reccomend that this be treated as a new motion.


Sent from my iPhone Classic.

On Oct 23, 2008, at 9:48 AM, "Dick Hardt" <dick.hardt at gmail.com> wrote:

> (this motion was originally posted on the board-private list to
> protect the confidentiality of the potential corporate board members
> -- reposting to public list to provide transparency to community)
> Background:
> There are two corporations that have expressed interest in joining the
> OpenID Foundation for the last six months. The board approved adding 5
> new corporate board seats, to be balanced with community seats so that
> the community seats have a majority.
> Brian Kissel has been active on the marketing committee and the
> customer research committee. He organized a gathering of content
> providers in NY that led to the OpoenID UX summit last Monday.
> The primary source of funding for the Foundation is corporate board
> seats. In order to fund a new Executive Director and OpenID adoption
> initiatives, we need more funding. The patience of the two
> corporations is running thin as they have been waiting for far to long
> for a decision from the board.
> The motion: Add the two corporate board seats and add Brian Kissel as
> the community seat. Brian's seat (like all other community board
> seats) would be up for re-election when we hold an election.
> All board members need to vote or abstain for the motion to be
> considered.
> Votes to date:
> +1 Dick Hardt (made motion)
> +1 Martin Atkins (seconded motion)
> -1 David Recordon
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