<html><head><style type="text/css"><!-- DIV {margin:0px;} --></style></head><body><div style="font-family:bookman old style,new york,times,serif;font-size:10pt"><div style="font-family: bookman old style,new york,times,serif; font-size: 10pt;">Drummond,<br><br>This is surely important to start working our way through.&nbsp; It does seem to me that we will benefit from working together in the most collaborative and global way possible.&nbsp; In all of my experience, the simpler the global membership model the better for everyone.&nbsp; My three most salient earlier organizational experiences with ICANN, XDI.org, and CIX stand in stark contrast because of distinctions in complexity.<br><br>cheers,<br>-bill<br><br><div style="font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; font-size: 12pt;">----- Original Message ----<br>From: Drummond Reed &lt;drummond.reed@cordance.net&gt;<br>To: board@openid.net<br>Cc: Christophe Ducamp
 &lt;christophe.ducamp@gmail.com&gt;; Jean-Christophe Capelli &lt;jeanchristophe.capelli@gmail.com&gt;<br>Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 4:54:41 PM<br>Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Member Agreement &amp; local chapters<br><br>



 
 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy;">Snorri,</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy;">I am not a full member of the Membership
Committee (I help out when I can), but I want to say that I agree that with the
OpenID Foundation now being up to full member status, I think it’s a good
time to develop an agreement between OIDF and OIDE.</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy;">Bill, is this something you and the rest
of the Membership Committee can take on?</span></font></p> 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><font color="navy" face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy;">=Drummond </span></font></p> 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font face="Tahoma" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma; font-weight: bold;">From:</span></font></b><font face="Tahoma" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;">
board-bounces@openid.net [mailto:board-bounces@openid.net] <b><span style="font-weight: bold;">On Behalf Of </span></b>Snorri<br>
<b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Sent:</span></b> Sunday, January 27, 2008
4:35 PM<br>
<b><span style="font-weight: bold;">To:</span></b> board@openid.net<br>
<b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Cc:</span></b> 'Jean-Christophe Capelli';
'Christophe Ducamp'<br>
<b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Subject:</span></b> [OpenID board] Member
Agreement &amp; local chapters<br>
<b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Importance:</span></b> High</span></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"></span></font></p> 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Dear,</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">You
finalize the OIDF Member Agreement and congratulation you,</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The
opportunity to inform you of operation in Europe:</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">I
know now the effectiveness of “OpenID local chapter” (For large
countries who do not speak English)</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">For
example in France, “OpenID France” (Christophe Ducamp ) was created
=&gt; </span></font><span lang="FR"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.openid.asso.fr"><span lang="EN-US">www.openid.asso.fr</span></a> &nbsp;</span>=&gt; NPO of French law.</p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">OpenID
France already has received several Members Agreement (French MA = easier than
OIDF = only 1/2 pages) and is directly related to “OpenID Europe”
(OIDE) =&gt; NPO of Belgium law.</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The
experiment will continue soon in other EU Countries but the France is a model.</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The
goal is to simplify the differents initiatives depending on the EU country and
to have a single operating model </span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Thus
OpenID Europe should become OIDF Member but off course his contribution will be
greater than that fixed by the</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">“Membership
Application” (NPO)</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">To
resume, in general, I think that it is important now to think now and sign a
document between OIDF and OIDE about our mission statement. </span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">What
do you think?</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">I’m
at your disposal to give more information</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Cheers</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> &nbsp;</span></font></p> 

<p class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">-Snorri</span></font></p> 

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