[OpenID board] Foundation organization proposal

Dick Hardt dick at sxip.com
Thu Mar 15 06:30:16 UTC 2007


On 14-Mar-07, at 10:21 PM, Drummond Reed wrote:

> Dick, if I read this right (and I may not be), the board would consist
> entirely of directors from founding sponsors unless there are less  
> than
> seven.
>
> That would be a completely sponsor board with no community  
> representation.


no -- the board would consist of at least 50% member elected  
directors unless there are less then 4 sponsor directors, in which  
case there will be 4 or more member elected directors


>
> I thought what was discussed last week (but I may not have understood
> correctly either) was one community-elected board member for each  
> sponsor
> board member, i.e., a 50-50 split.

yes

>
> =Drummond
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: board-bounces at openid.net [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On  
> Behalf
> Of Dick Hardt
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 6:47 PM
> To: board at openid.net
> Subject: [OpenID board] Foundation organization proposal
>
> After the last call I was asked to put together a proposal outlining
> how the Foundation could be organized based on the previous
> discussion email I sent out. Here is the outline. Look forward to
> discussing on the call tomorrow.
>
> -- Dick
>
> Funding Model
> ---------------------
> Initial funding: large sponsorship fees from organizations
> ongoing revenue: attendance fees at conferences
> fees to be set by board
>
> Sponsorship
> -----------------
> Organizations can be:
> 	founding sponsor: recognition of supporting OpenID
> 	founding board sponsor: same as founding sponsor plus seat on boar
> 	
> Board Composition
> --------------------------
> Minimum seven members
> One membership elected director for each founding board sponsor
> director unless there are less then seven board members, then vacant
> spots are made up of membership elected directors
>
> Membership:
> ------------------
> Membership in the foundation is made up of who paid to attend the
> OpenID conference. Individuals can attend the conference virtually.
> There will be two conferences a year.
>
> Elections
> --------------
> Elections happen at each conference for open board positions. Goal is
> to stagger terms for continuity.
>
> Term of Director membership
> ---------------------------------------
> one year / two year???
>
> Working Groups
> ----------------------
> The work of the Foundation will be done in working groups, with
> approval to be done at the board level. The board may delegate
> decisions to the working groups. The working groups may have members
> that are not part of the board.
>
>
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