[OpenID board] September 23, 2009 OpenID Executive Committee Call Minutes

David Recordon recordond at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 18:31:50 UTC 2009


Thanks for the notes, I think I was on the phone for part of this meeting.

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Mike Jones <Michael.Jones at microsoft.com>wrote:

>  *September 23, 2009 OpenID Executive Committee Call Minutes*
>
>
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> *Attendees:*
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> Mike Jones
>
> Nat Sakimura
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> Brian Kissel
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> Don Thibeau, Executive Director
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>
>
> *Absent:*
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> David Recordon
>
> Scott Kveton
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> Raj Mata
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> * *
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> *Visitors:*
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> John Ehrig, Global Inventures
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> Mike Ozburn
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>
>
> *1.       **Executive Committee Membership Changes*
>
> At the next full board meeting we plan to vote to appoint Nat as Vice-Chair
> and Mike Ozburn as Treasurer.  We propose that Nat continue to act as
> international Liaison until after the next election occurs.  In the context
> of international interest in OpenID, Don reported that a number of non-US
> governments have contacted him and asked for information about other
> potential government adoptions of OpenID.
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>
>
> *2.       **Membership and Financial Status Review*
>
> Don will be presenting a review of our membership and financial status at
> the next board meeting.
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>
>
> *3.       **US Government Initiative Update*
>
> John Bradley is continuing to work on the profiles, despite no longer being
> compensated by the OIDF, nor to our knowledge, by the ICF.  Don is trying to
> arrange for some government funding to be directed to John, to assure
> continuity of the effort.
>
>
>
> Vivek Kundra has informed Don that some additional pilot sites are being
> considered, some under the auspices of the White House and some not.
> Furthermore, some may be at higher levels of assurance.
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>
>
> Progress is occurring on the trust framework development process.  We are
> continuing to do this work jointly with the ICF, both to share resources,
> and to draw upon additional expertise to support our efforts.  In
> particular, we need legal help on a volunteer basis.  We will be sharing
> this effort with the Center for Democracy, among others, next week in DC.
> Don will also be talking with Brett McDowell of Kantara about potential
> collaboration opportunities in this area as well.  We want our trust
> framework provider application to be general enough to be applicable in
> contexts outside US Government uses, if possible.
>
>
>
> One measure of the US Government’s commitment to this effort that we will
> be closely monitoring is whether the government funds additional pilot
> projects and John Bradley’s efforts.  As they say, “money talks”.
>
>
>
> *4.       **openid.net Website*
>
> Our web site was updated, thanks to hard work by Chris Messina.  There was
> a consensus that the full board should pass a motion officially thanking
> Chris for his significant contribution and work above-and-beyond the call of
> duty.
>
>
>
> *5.       **Bylaws and IPR Document Updates*
>
> We will have updated versions of the Bylaws and IPR documents to approve at
> the next full board meeting.  Don committed to getting versions ready for
> votes to the board by a week before the full board meeting so that we can
> review these documents with our respective legal counsels.
>
>
>
> *6.       **Inventory of Existing IPR Agreements*
>
> John Ehrig has collected and will be publishing an inventory of existing
> signed IPR documents.  The next step will be to determine who else we should
> have agreements from and to work to obtain them.
>
>
>
> *7.       **OpenID Trademark*
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> We have obtained a legal review from Scott Blackburn on the issues that we
> need to tackle to defend the OpenID trademark.
>
>
>
> *8.       **Date and Topics for In-Person Board Meeting*
>
> We are planning to piggy-back our in-person board meeting in November to
> the end of IIW.  It will likely be Thursday afternoon and Friday morning –
> November 5 and 6.  Don and John are working on a schedule and proposed
> topics for the board meetings for the remainder of the year.
>
>
>
> *9.       **Extension of Don’s Contract*
>
> The executive committee unanimously extended Don’s contract for a term of
> another six months.
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