[OpenID board] November 18, 2009 OpenID Executive Committee Call Minutes

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 18:24:08 UTC 2009


Notes are online:

http://wiki.openid.net/November-18%2C-2009-OpenID-Executive-Committee-Call-Minutes

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>wrote:

>  *November 18, 2009 OpenID Executive Committee Call Minutes*
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> *Attendees:*
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> Don Thibeau, Executive Director
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> Mike Jones
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> Brian Kissel
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> *Absent:*
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> David Recordon
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> Mike Ozburn
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> Nat Sakimura
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> * *
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> *Visitors:*
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> John Ehrig, Global Inventures
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> *1.       **Potential New Board Members*
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> There is a decent chance that two additional sustaining board members will
> apply to join soon.  This is great news.  For the record, there is a
> standing board decision that we will accept all sustaining board members who
> apply unless the board explicitly votes to reject a membership application.
> If new sustaining members join before the election, additional community
> seats will be added to the slate.
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> We agreed that discussions about possible revenue restructuring for the
> foundation should occur once the new board is in place in January and once
> certification decisions have been made.
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> *2.       **Considering enabling people to give earmarked donations*
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> There was a discussion on the possibility of enabling individuals and
> organizations to pledge money towards specific goals.  Apparently this
> happening within the Japanese chapter.  For instance, people could
> potentially pledge money towards continuing to develop the interop and
> security testing capabilities of test-id.org or towards producing
> Japanese-language versions of the pages.  There would still need to be some
> board or executive committee decision that the proposed project aligns with
> the foundation’s goals and that undertaking it will not unduly compete for
> resources needed for higher-priority projects.
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> Mike raised the question of whether pledged money should also count towards
> membership dues.  It was agreed that we should consider this possibility in
> the context of revenue restructuring discussions that are likely to occur
> once the new board is in place.
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> *3.       **Joint steering committee update*
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> Don will present a draft request for information document to the committee
> on the call tomorrow.  The audience of that document is potential
> certification program partners.  Some committee members are asking for clear
> timelines and a vision for what the program would look like, not just for
> the next six months, but potentially for years.  In response to this, Don
> and Drummond will be presenting a phased approach to the committee, with
> objectives and decision points at each phase.
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> *4.       **Elections*
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> The board election announcement went out and the election dates have been
> set.  A revote for approving the IPR process changes will begin shortly.
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> [No decisions were taken during the meeting as it did not achieve quorum.]
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