[KI-LC] Proposal for KI to have an observer for the NASPO ID-V Project

Bob Pinheiro kantara at bobpinheiro.com
Wed Sep 15 11:51:47 EDT 2010

  WRT to the NASPO item on today's LC meeting agenda, I just wanted to 
make sure the LC recalls this email (below) that Colin sent to the LC 
list on Aug 24.  Essentially there is already a proposal on the table, 
which is to provide some financial support (perhaps partial 
reimbursement of travel expenses) to Dan Combs in return for him keeping 
KI and the LC informed about the NASPO effort going forward.  Since Dan 
is a KI member and is participating in NASPO as an independent, the 
thought was that he could keep KI/LC up to date on NASPO activities 
without KI actually making a commitment to formally join and participate.


On 8/24/2010 6:42 PM, Colin Wallis wrote:
> Greetings LC
> There was a NASPO ID-V action in the 4th August meeting: "LC members 
> interested in actively moving this work forward are asked to formalize 
> a proposal and bring it to the LC for consideration".
> With that in mind, and taking a suggestion Bob made on the call that 
> Dan Combs could possibly serve as a liaison, since he is an individual 
> Kantara member already participating in ID-V, I contacted Dan to 
> explore that possibility.
> I explained the background and context to Dan to see if he might be 
> interested, and in return he gave positive signals that he wanted to help.
> With that and on Trent's suggestion, I pulled in Bob to help formulate 
> an approach.
> Bob and I propose that Dan be 'KI's eyes and ears at NASPO' acting in 
> an observer role and reporting back to the LC on the ID-V project.  
> For this he will be reimbursed some percentage for his travel expenses 
> to attend ID-V meetings. We have explored a model with Dan and it met 
> no resistance.  So without getting ahead of ourselves we will leave it 
> at that for the moment.
> The proposal is as simple and straight forward as that really..
> If the LC agrees in principle, then we will go back to Dan to make 
> sure he is agreeable, and confirm the conditions of the 
> reimbursement.  For instance this might capture the fact that Dan has 
> already attended a meeting in Kansas City, and apparently most of the 
> upcoming meetings will be in the DC area local to Dan, so there may 
> not be much travel involved.  Should KI reimburse him some percentage 
> for his travel to KC, if he writes a report on the activity there?  
> What if there is no subsequent travel involved?.
> Once agreement with Dan is reached, we draft it in writing (a 
> paragraph or two or three) for the LC to formally vote on.  If 
> approved, it goes to BoT, should the LC deem necessary.
> At some stage in the future, following various reports from Dan, the 
> LC may want to revisit the current arrangement and re-consider the 
> notion of becoming a paid-up participant. But that is for the future 
> and hypothetical at this stage, so again there is no need to get ahead 
> of ourselves.
> We ask that agenda time be reserved on the next call to share comments 
> on this proposal and agree next steps.
> Cheers
> Bob and Colin
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