[OpenID board] OpenID Foundation Membership

Scott Kveton scott at kveton.com
Sun Oct 26 01:11:16 UTC 2008

Hi Eddy,

I think you share a concern that most of our members share right now.

This is the first I have heard of problems logging in but it sounds
like you got those taken care of?

The OIDF is in the midst of hiring a new Executive Director right now
and we're hoping that we'll have some consistency for the members once
that happens.  Right now, as much as we have the big folks involved,
we're all volunteering our time to make OpenID what it is today.  I'm
not trying to discount your frustration, just trying to clarify.

Looking forward to the very near future when we get things on track
... thanks for your comments and please keep them coming.

- Scott

On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 1:18 AM, Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.)
<eddy_nigg at startcom.org> wrote:
> Hi Board,
> I've been holding myself back for some time, but believe that I should share
> my experience as a OIDF member with the board. Frankly it's astonishing,
> that an organization with that kind of financial backing and such prominent
> corporate board members has such difficulties in getting the most basic
> things right.
> Until last week I wasn't able to log in at all at the OIDF members page (
> https://openid.net/foundation/members/ )
> Apparently the technical problem has been fixed, but I still can't
> authenticate because my OpenID is not in the database. I'm not sure what the
> problems are and as I understood Bill tried to be helpful, but apparently
> it's not under his control.
> Additionally I want to raise your attention to the "Benefits of
> Company/Organizational Membership" and general handling. It's not clear to
> me how members can
> Use the OpenID Foundation Member logo on your company website, blog, and
> other marketing materials (which logo is that supposed to be?)
> Display your corporate logo/name on the OpenID Foundation website and
> promotional materials (can't find any member's logo or promotional material
> anywhere)
> Vote on ratification of OpenID specifications and recommendations (haven't
> received any instructions or guidelines how to check for upcoming votes
> besides what I know from the mailing lists. Neither is it clear to me how
> voting will be performed.)
> Be eligible for inclusion in OpenID Foundation press releases and industry
> events (Not sure how the board intends to inform members about upcoming
> press releases and have them included or not - I expect this to be
> non-compulsory)
> Please advice how members are able to login (almost three month after
> becoming a member) and how exactly the above will be handled. I can't find
> related information and the answers I've received from Bill weren't
> conclusive (not blaming Bill, apparently he can't really address most of the
> issues above, besides that he intends to resign from his current post).
> Perhaps the board can provide me with the answers instead.
> --
> Regards
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