[OpenID board] "OpenID Worldwide" - Can we add a link on the 'OpenID.net' home?

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 09:34:51 UTC 2008

Having nicer looking chapters page and rss aggregation would be really


On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 2:16 AM, David Recordon <drecordon at sixapart.com>wrote:

> I'd support replacing the "Contact" link with "Around the World" or
> something like that.  I think the contact link is actually a
> little deceiving given that it is contact info for the Foundation whereas
> OpenID.net is designed to be more generally about the project.
> Not a pre-req to this, but it would also be nice to further build out the
> chapters page to look a bit nicer, maybe provide an excerpt of the latest
> blog post from each chapter, etc.
> --David
> On Oct 31, 2008, at 7:44 AM, Snorri wrote:
> Dear Members of the Board,
> As you know, I am convinced that the key to OpenID's development throughout
> the world is the amount and quality of support we bring to the Local
> Communities. Putting Local Chapters and Communities in place is a major part
> of my current activities for OpenID.
> Since the creation of the "OIDF Local Chapter Policy"—which saw the light
> of day thanks to Mike Jones—we have been able to put in place eight (8)
> Local Chapters (among them 2 new ones—they came in this week; OpenID Morocco
> and OpenID Turkey), to which 6 or 7 others (Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece,
> Korea, Denmark, Thailand, Malaysia…) may be added in the coming weeks. I may
> add that I have as a personal objective to reach the bar of the 50 Local
> Chapters in 2009.
> This being considered, it would seem not normal that the page
> http://openid.net/foundation/chapters/ be almost hidden at the bottom of
> thehttp://openid.net/foundation/ page, in other words, practically
> invisible.
> To pursue our progression, we need more visibility; for example, by
> placing, directly on the Home (at the top and to the right), an "OpenID
> Worldwide" link (this term of "worldwide" is more clear than "Local
> Chapters," a term more reserved to internal designation and legal
> documents).
> The advantages I see to this are threefold:
> (a) Allowing visitors coming to OpenID.net from the "rest of the world" to
> go further, and to be able to come in direct contact, and to receive
> assistance from, the Community in their own country—in their own language,
> (b) Give a motivation to new members of the OpenID Community to start a
> Local Chapter in their country if none exists there yet,
> (c) Broadcast a true international image to the Foundation and to prove
> that OpenID is truly a global phenomenon.
> Do you agree to this?  If so, please give me you agreement by mail and I
> will make the modification on OpenID.net.
> Thank you,
> -Snorri
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