[OpenID board] Fwd: [OpenID Foundation] New Poll Opened

David Recordon david at sixapart.com
Thu Mar 19 20:17:22 UTC 2009

This was discussed briefly by the Board yesterday during our meeting  
and we plan to take a look at the IPR Process in a holistic  
perspective, looking at the changes that can be made to address how  
hard it is to get started.


On Mar 19, 2009, at 1:10 PM, Martin Atkins wrote:

> David Recordon wrote:
>> Hey Brett,
>> There is a 14-day discussion period once the Specs Council has  
>> approved the WG which occurs on the specs at openid.net <mailto:specs at openid.net 
>> > mailing list.  There was also a discussion on the same list  
>> leading up to the Specs Council vote on the proposal.
>> I think everyone agrees that there are other user interface  
>> improvements to be made, though pop-ups are a good starting point.   
>> I think we should address this once the working group is created  
>> and see if there is consensus there to rename the specification  
>> being produced.
> Once again I find myself wondering why there is a vote to create a  
> working group. This is especially perplexing in this case where you  
> seem to be suggesting that after the group is formed it might decide  
> to change its scope.
> Why can't we just let working groups be created and do their work  
> and then do the vote on the finished specification itself rather  
> than on the plan to create one?
> All the current setup seems to achieve is that folks do most of the  
> work in other forums like the "step2" mailing list where the OpenID  
> community can't necessarily see it, and then they just go through  
> the motions to create the working group after most of the work has  
> already been done. This seems counter-productive.
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