[KI-LC] DRAFT email to KI Members wrt NSTIC

John Bradley jbradley at me.com
Fri Jul 20 18:43:18 EDT 2012

The intention is to allow members and member companies of organizations to also become members from my conversations with the secretariat.   They do agree that the wording is currently unclear.

Employees of companies must may not vote if there company is a member.  That is what is leading to the confusion.

The part about members being able to participate individually will not be an issue if they clarify the bylaws.

That may affect how some people would vote.

John B.

On 2012-07-20, at 4:36 PM, Heather Flanagan wrote:

> Hi all -
> As discussed on Wednesday's call, we have an urgent need to get out an
> all-member ballot regarding KI's participation in NSTIC.  I've drafted
> up the language to go in to an email to all members, and will create a
> survey monkey ballot shortly.  Please take a moment to review the text
> (I haven't written one of these before!) and get back to me ASAP.  I
> would like to send out the survey on Monday.
> Thanks!
> ---------
> Kantara Initiative Participants -
> This is an All Member Ballot to determine if and how the Kantara
> Initiative should join the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in
> Cyberspace (NSTIC - http://www.nist.gov/nstic/) program as a member
> organization.
> The Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees has resolved NOT to have the
> Kantara Initiative take a leadership position in the NSTIC.  Such
> involvement could be considered a conflict of interest given how
> Kantara's Certification and Accreditation Programs could form a part of
> the NSTIC program at some future stage.
> It is a possibility that many Kantara members will expect to participate
> and vote in the NSTIC program through their own organizations rather
> than Kantara, which further complicates Kantara's potential
> participation in the NSTIC program.
> This ballot asks two questions:
> 1 - Should the Kantara Initiative participate in the NSTIC program as a
> Member Organization?
> 2 - If yes, what stakeholder group should the Kantara Initiative
> identify with? (14 options)
> A link to the Survey Monkey ballot is here: [TBD]
> The ballot closes on July 27, 2012 at 23:59 UTC.
> This ballot is open to all Members of the Kantara Initiative.  Decisions
> will be made based on simple majority.
> -- 
> Heather Flanagan
> Kantara Initiative
> Skype: hlflanagan
> email: heather at kantarainitiative.org
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