[OpenID board] "OpenID Worldwide" - Can we add a link on the 'OpenID.net' home?
drecordon at sixapart.com
Fri Oct 31 17:16:37 UTC 2008
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 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,
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