[OpenID board] URGENT: New Board members motion

Dick Hardt dick.hardt at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 17:20:54 UTC 2008

uh, which part of the company confidentiality did you miss?

This is the same motion. All the board members know who the companies  
are. Given the recent comments about transparency, I thought it would  
be best to move the votes over to the public list -- omitting the  
sensitive part of the information -- we did this when we brought on  
the first group of corporate board members. The corporations and the  
Foundation will want to maximize the PR of joining by announcing at  
the appropriate time -- not announcing the possibility on a public list.

-- Dick

On 23-Oct-08, at 10:12 AM, David Recordon wrote:

> Dick,
> 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.
> --David
> ---
> 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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