[OpenID board] URGENT: New Board members motion
drecordon at sixapart.com
Thu Oct 23 17:27:17 UTC 2008
This motion is about adding two companies, the prior one was about
adding one specific company. I support adding two additional companies
though as explained on the list not the one specific one in the prior
Sent from my iPhone Classic.
On Oct 23, 2008, at 10:21 AM, "Dick Hardt" <dick.hardt at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> -- Dick
> On 23-Oct-08, at 10:12 AM, David Recordon wrote:
>> 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>
>>> (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)
>>> There are two corporations that have expressed interest in joining
>>> OpenID Foundation for the last six months. The board approved
>>> adding 5
>>> new corporate board seats, to be balanced with community seats so
>>> 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
>>> for a decision from the board.
>>> The motion: Add the two corporate board seats and add Brian Kissel
>>> 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
>>> Votes to date:
>>> +1 Dick Hardt (made motion)
>>> +1 Martin Atkins (seconded motion)
>>> -1 David Recordon
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