[OpenID board] [board-private] FW: Bylaws v1.5 - Action Required

David Recordon david at sixapart.com
Tue Aug 11 00:37:35 UTC 2009

Some questions (and moving this to the public list since it doesn't  
need to be private):

  - The difference in definition of Sustaining Member and Community  
Member seems to be in Exhibit A (the dues schedule) though the  
qualification text seems identical in Section 3.1(b).  This document  
structure seems awkward and confusing if you're not already familiar  
with how the Foundation has operated.
  - In 3.1(c), why are we removing, "Each member shall have the right  
to vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members of the  
  - In 4.9 why are we removing the ability for action by written  
ballot on regular meetings and keeping it only for annual and special  
  - 5.2(b) says that, "The Community Members shall elect the number of  
directors (“Community Directors”.  Given 3.1(b), wouldn't that mean  
that Sustaining Members are not eligible to vote for Community  
  - 5.15(b) has a comment asking if removal of a director by a 75%  
vote of the other directors should be limited to community directors.   
I do not believe that it should be limited.
  - 5.15(c) used to provide a means for the Membership to remove any  
director.  This has been changed to limit the Membership to only be  
able to remove community directors.  As with my previous comment, I  
think that any extremely unlikely removal situation should be possible  
for all directors.  Whether it is a person or a company, if 75% of the  
board votes to remove them or the Membership does, that ultimately  
places the Membership in control of the Foundation as I believe it  
should be.
  - I don't think that 7.4(a) correctly represents the current makeup  
of the Executive Committee.


On Aug 10, 2009, at 5:20 PM, David Recordon wrote:

> Hey John,
> Thanks for the reminder!
> Is there any reason why we need to discuss these changes in private?
> --David
> On Aug 10, 2009, at 4:56 PM, John Ehrig wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Just a quick reminder that today is the deadline to send comments  
>> to the v1.5 bylaws….
>> From: John Ehrig
>> Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 11:58 AM
>> To: board-private at openid.net
>> Subject: Bylaws v1.5 - Action Required
>> Hi All,
>> Please review the attached marked and clean copies of the first  
>> amended and restated OIDF bylaws.
>> This is what we are calling v1.5 that will bring the bylaws  
>> officially up-to-date as of all changes discussed prior to 5/08.
>> We want to call for a vote to approve v1.5 asap, so please send me  
>> any questions, concerns, suggestions by COB Monday 8/10.
>> In the 4Q09, we will begin a full review to see what changes are  
>> needed post 5/08 and ensure that they are incorporated and approved  
>> for v2.0
>> Please let me know if you have any questions.
>> Thanks!
>> <WSComparison_#336132v3_AW_ - FINAL Bylaws - OpenID Foundation  
>> (Effective 6_18_07) DO NOT MODIFY-#361.DOC><First Amended &  
>> Restated Bylaws.DOC>
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