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

Heather Flanagan heather at kantarainitiative.org
Fri Jul 20 18:48:18 EDT 2012

Any suggestion on how to adjust the language for the KI vote to
encompass that?  Do we need to?


On 7/20/12 3:43 PM, John Bradley wrote:
> 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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Heather Flanagan
Kantara Initiative
Skype: hlflanagan
email: heather at kantarainitiative.org

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