[OpenID board] First board meeting of 2009 ...

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Tue Jan 6 23:45:29 UTC 2009

Mike Jones wrote:
> I am a board member appointed by Microsoft just like you are a board member elected by the membership.  Both of us serve as individuals, albeit, with different procedures that granted us our board seats (both of which procedures were approved by the previous board).
> Microsoft's membership class in OIDF gives them a right to appoint a board member.  The corporation is not the board member.
> Should I no longer be Microsoft's board representative (as they do have the right to replace me) and I am elected to an officer position, that position would go vacant and the vacancy would have to be filled a special officer election by the board.
> You would be choosing me -- not Microsoft.  Hope this clarifies things.

That does seem like a much better way to think about it, and makes a lot 
of sense.

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