[OpenID board] Usage of the Public and Private Board Mailing Lists
sakimura at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 06:42:30 UTC 2009
What about making the motion to conduct the conversation in private
list and only when accepted can proceed.
So the thread in private list always start from a motion. It should
include the sunset for the thread as well.
=nat at Tokyo via iPhone
On 2009/08/12, at 8:39, David Recordon <david at sixapart.com> wrote:
> While this was a hot topic of discussion around the Board election
> almost a year ago, we as an organization seem to have slipped back
> into a pattern of using the board-private mailing list in many
> situations where it is unnecessary to do so. I would like to see us
> discuss our existing board-private usage policy (http://wiki.openid.net/board-private
> ) in an upcoming Board meeting, evolve it if necessary, and
> ultimately have the current Board ratify an appropriate policy. Not
> only is this important to myself, but members have also expressed
> concerns multiple times over a lack of transparency within the
> The current policy states:
>> The board-private mailing list is a hidden mailing list for
>> conducting certain types of sensitive conversations pertaining to
>> the responsibilities of the OpenID Foundation and its board. The
>> list should be used sparingly and only under certain circumstances.
>> New issues should be submitted to the public board mailing list,
>> and ongoing updates about its pending resolution should be made
>> public. The work to resolve an issue may be best be kept to the
>> board-private list.
>> Dick Hardt provides the following examples of private conversations:
>> • Executive Director candidates and their status while recruiti
>> ng and negotiating with them. Often people are employed somewhere
>> else, so public disclosure is inappropriate.
>> • Recruitment of new corporate board members. Companies will us
>> ually want to (or for compliance, may have to) control disclosure
>> of joining the OpenID Foundation. It may be part of a larger strat
>> egy that they want to control the disclosure of.
>> These conversations are examples that should be kept to public
>> mailing lists:
>> • OIDF is looking for a new ED, a new ED has been hired
>> • OIDF is recruiting additional corp board members, a new corp.
>> board member has joined (but not to be disclosed until they are o
>> k with it)
>> Martin Atkins has said that "there is a standing policy that
>> everything sent to the private list must begin with a justification
>> for it being private. Other board members can and often do reject
>> these justifications and the discussions move to the public list."
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