[OpenID board] Smoothing the OpenID Process

Krall, Gary gkrall at verisign.com
Thu Jan 15 19:34:17 UTC 2009


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From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net]On Behalf Of Brian Kissel
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:17 AM
To: board at openid.net
Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Smoothing the OpenID Process



Nat, thank you for your proactive efforts to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our spec process.  As I understand it, the board needs to vote on your motions, then present to the membership for approval.  I second all four of Nat's motions below for a vote by the board.

 

Hopefully we'll have the board polling tool working this week, so look for an email notification for pending board votes on each of these motions.

 

If others would like to discuss Nat's proposals before the vote, please provide your thoughts to the group.

 

Cheers,


Brian

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Brian Kissel

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Fax: 503.296.5502

 

From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of Nat Sakimura
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:01 AM
To: board at openid.net
Subject: [OpenID board] Smoothing the OpenID Process

 

Hi. 

After having worked through PAPE 1.0 spec process, as well as some other spec proposals, I noticed that there can be several things that we can do to smooth the process. I think they were worthwhile excercises to find out these glitches. 

Followings are the proposed motions that I would like the board to consider. There are two types: one that can take effect immediately, and one that requires board and membership voting. 

I. For immediate implementation of the current process: 

One of the obstacles that we have found during the process was that it was kind of hard to get the specs council to deliver the recommendation in a timely fashion. It has seen some improvement recently, but we want to make sure to continue it. Thus, I would like to propose the following: 


BE IT RESOLVED that the OIDF Committee Liason is directed to act as the coordinator for the specification council so that specification council create a recommendation for the membership about a formal working group proposal within 15 days of the complete proposal being circulated on specs at openid.net to comply to the current OpenID process. 



II. Improvements of curent porcess

As a longer term solution, I would like to propose the following three motions. The first two are to make sure the timely and effective response from the specs council, and the last one is to protect the OpenID(TM) as well as to make it easier to create a WG so that all the discussion will be done inside the WG and the output is IPR clean. 


BE IT RESOLVED that the members of OpenID Foundation board have agreed to amend the OpenID process document so that should the specifications council not create a recommendation for the membership about a formal working group proposal within 15 days of the complete proposal being circulated on specs at openid.net, then the proposal may proceed to a membership vote for approval. 

BE IT RESOLVED that the members of OpenID Foundation board have agreed to amend the OpenID process document so that should specs council members not participate in the discussion of two consecutive working group proposals, they will be deemed to have resigned, and new specs council members who are committed to participating in the process will be appointed to replace them.

BE IT RESOLVED that the members of OpenID Foundation board have agreed to amend the OpenID process document to clarify that no draft may claim OpenID trademark until it is ratified to be an implementor's draft status or full specification status. 

Please note that these consitute the core decision for IPR and process, so it will have to go through the membership vote as well after creating the actual errata. 

Cheers, 

=nat

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Nat Sakimura (=nat)
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