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

Snorri snorri at snorri.eu
Sat Nov 1 00:43:33 UTC 2008

+1 to replacing the "Contact" link by "Around the World" or “Worldwide” or
“Locations” or “OpenID Worldwide(+1)”, “

Yes—more “contact info” is already available on the “OpenID Foundation”


For the time being, everyone has built this on their own,

But of course +1 and it is on the agenda, but we need a little time for
that; I would like to include that in the project of the “Local Chapter
Kit.” Among other things, this Kit gives the accredited Local Chapter the
possibility to use the same CMS as OpenID.net’s (for the moment only WP
The advice is also given to have all latest important OIDF posts translated.


To be able to handle all such questions, I think that it could become useful
in a while to create a new Mailing List, dedicated to the Local Chapters, to
allow them to help each other




De : David Recordon [mailto:drecordon at sixapart.com] 
Envoyé : vendredi 31 octobre 2008 18:17
À : Snorri
Cc : board at openid.net; Scott Kveton; Mike Jones
Objet : Re: "OpenID Worldwide" - Can we add a link on the 'OpenID.net' home?
Importance : Haute


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.




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


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,




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