[OpenID board] Officer Elections?

David Recordon drecordon at sixapart.com
Sun Jan 4 06:17:56 UTC 2009

I'm not sure if we need a more formal process, though what you  
proposed (of self nominations) is different than last time when one  
board member nominated another.

I need some more time to think about companies as officers of the  
Foundation -- it feels a bit strange -- though allowing it would then  
effect the composition of the executive committee which is currently  
the four officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary) in  
addition to one corporate board member (which seems to go against "we  
are one board in all respects other those specifically called out in  
the bylaws").  If the officers were allowed to be companies, then it  
does not seem like the fifth member of the Executive Committee should  
be limited to a corporate board member.


On Jan 3, 2009, at 10:09 PM, Mike Jones wrote:

> Per the vote mid-last year that we are one board in all respects  
> other those specifically called out in the bylaws, not two sub- 
> board, yes, corporate members are eligible to be officers.  (I'm  
> writing this partly so that all the board members are aware of this  
> standing decision.)
> I would imagine that people would self-nominate and make a statement  
> on the call, but I suppose that we could have a more formal process  
> of people want to.
>                                -- Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On  
> Behalf Of David Recordon
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 6:32 PM
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: [OpenID board] Officer Elections?
> How will the officer elections work on the call next week?  I remember
> something like a nomination and a second from last time though it
> seemed fairly hard to do over the phone.  Just wondering how we see
> the process working, if corporate members are eligible to be officers,
> and if there is any part of it we should try to complete before the
> actual call.
> Thanks,
> --David
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