[OpenID board] Fwd: OpenID Bylaws -> Operational and membership model ...
dick at sxip.com
Wed Mar 7 08:10:29 UTC 2007
Here is the email I sent out earlier ... would be great to have some
online discussion before the board meeting ...
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Dick Hardt <dick at sxip.com>
> Date: February 22, 2007 12:02:33 PM PST (CA)
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: [OpenID board] OpenID Bylaws -> Operational and membership
> model ...
> Reply-To: board at openid.net
> I had hoped to get this email out sooner and for it to be more
> complete, hopefully late is better then never!
> hold IP
> protect IP
> coordinate marketing
> Q: How much effort is needed for marketing?
> Q: Is there a long term need for marketing?
> Q: What will OIDF do if someone abuses the trademark? Will it file an
> injunction? How will it fund the legal activities?
> (short term and long term)
> Q: Are there some activities that are one off and some that are on-
> going? Does a capitalization and maintenance funding model make
> sense? Would an initial large fund raising activity followed by some
> activity that provides a maintenance income stream work?
> Q: Does a conference work for ongoing income stream? Funded by
> attendees and sponsors ala Apache and IETF funding?
> a) Individuals
> b) Vendors
> c) Individuals and Vendors
> d) none
> Vendor membership determined by paying fees
> Individual membership options:
> 1) anyone that shows up to meetings / conference (allow IRC
> attendance ?)
> 2) anyone that pays a membership fee
> 3) meritocracy - people prove they are worthy and other members vote
> them to be members
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