[OpenID board] OpenID Foundation and Japan

Kentaro Sakamoto k-sakamoto at verisign.co.jp
Tue Feb 12 03:16:04 UTC 2008


I'm Kentaro Sakamoto from Verisign Japan.
I added Ishikawa-san who is in charge of technical research function in
Verisign Japan.

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Kentaro Sakamoto 
Manager
Product Marketing
k-sakamoto at verisign.co.jp

VeriSign®--------------Where it all comes together.™
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Tokyo 104-0028 Japan 

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Recordon [mailto:drecordon at sixapart.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 3:38 AM
> To: Drummond Reed; board at openid.net; Nobuhiro Seki; Sakimura 
> Nat; Kentaro Sakamoto; Anh Kiêt; Ted Cho; Frans Thamura; Steve Han
> Subject: Re: [OpenID board] OpenID Foundation and Japan
> 
> Adding a few more cc's to this thread for people who might 
> not be on this list, but have expressed interest in this conversation.
> 
> I too would lean toward options 3 or 4.  One thing I like about option
> 4 (assuming we understand what it takes to make happen) is 
> that policies around IPR, trademark, membership, etc would 
> also apply to members in Asia.  I foresee this making things 
> simpler in the future though really am interested in opinions 
> from others. :)
> 
> --David
> 
> On Feb 11, 2008, at 9:44 AM, Drummond Reed wrote:
> 
> > David,
> >
> > I tend towards options 3 or 4 if there is the momentum to support  
> > them. But,
> > as you say, it really comes down to the interest and motivations of
> > companies and organizations in Japan. Nat is probably in the best  
> > position
> > to speak to that.
> >
> > =Drummond
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: board-bounces at openid.net 
> [mailto:board-bounces at openid.net] On  
> >> Behalf
> >> Of David Recordon
> >> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:00 PM
> >> To: board at openid.net; Nobuhiro Seki; Sakimura Nat; Kentaro Sakamoto
> >> Subject: [OpenID board] OpenID Foundation and Japan
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >> I'm trying to bring together a few different threads of 
> conversation
> >> around formalizing OpenID in Japan.  Six Apart KK, NRI, 
> and VeriSign
> >> KK have been speaking for the past few months about the desire to  
> >> both
> >> protect OpenID intellectual property in Japan as well as having an
> >> organization to promote and encourage adoption of OpenID 
> via.  So far
> >> there seem to be a few possibilities (feel free to correct 
> me if I'm
> >> wrong):
> >>  1) Do not establish any legal entity or formal recognition of
> >> members of the OpenID Foundation from Japan
> >>  2) Do not establish a legal entity in Japan but somehow recognize
> >> members of the OpenID Foundation from Japan
> >>  3) Establish a legal entity in Japan which is not formally part of
> >> the OpenID Foundation, but is recognized like OpenID Europe  
> >> Foundation
> >>  4) Establish a legal entity in Japan which is formally a 
> part of the
> >> OpenID Foundation (eg Mozilla Europe)
> >>
> >> Obviously there are various pros and cons to each choice, though we
> >> should also remember that the decision here will most 
> likely dictate
> >> the outcome of future similar scenarios.  I'd be especially  
> >> interested
> >> in the views of the multi-national companies especially those also
> >> working with OpenID internationally.
> >>
> >> --David
> >>
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> >> http://openid.net/mailman/listinfo/board
> >
> 
> 
> 
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