[OpenID board] FW: Use of "OID" for Open ID foundation

Drummond Reed drummond.reed at cordance.net
Tue Apr 22 01:51:01 UTC 2008

FYI - Tony Rutkowski sent the message below to the ID Gang list advising us
not to use the acronym "OID" when referring to the OpenID Foundation. He
seemed fine with OIDF, which is what I use.


-----Original Message-----
From: idworkshop at googlegroups.com [mailto:idworkshop at googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of Tony Rutkowski
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 7:40 AM
To: idworkshop at googlegroups.com
Subject: Use of "OID" for Open ID foundation

Hi all,

I understand that someone is unwittingly doing this.

Bad choice.

OID for the past 20 year refers to "Object ID" - the
"other' domain name infrastructure developed by
the Open Systems Interconnection world 25 years
ago, and used today as the primary global namespace
of digital certificates, SNMP, RFIDs (as of last week),
and various other uses.


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