[OpenID board] [OpenID - Eu] Status of the OpenID Foundation Europe
hb at netamia.com
Sat Dec 5 17:37:14 UTC 2009
Robert Ott wrote:
>@All OpenID Europe: Who want's to be an 'active' part of
>OpenID Europe? Please answer directly to me in order that
>I can convert the feedback in a coordinated proposal to OIDF.
>Please drop me an e-mail with your contact address and state
>whether or not you are still interested to be a OpenID
>representative of the corresponding country. Please assure
>that I get the e-mail by end of 2009.
In order to stop the confusion about OIDE - and even more importantly - facilitate a discussion of the future activities on a European level, I think it is important to keep all correspondence on the public EU-list and use the wiki.openid.net to draft and sum up any conclusions as well as a list of current contacts.
In that way everybody has access to to same information about what happens in Europe and can benefit from contacting each other directly at any given occasion. If the public list is not used for these purposes it will continue its previous starvation. And obvious confusion like this will continue to flourish:
>Nat Sakimura, 2009/08/12:
>In June, Robert Ott has become the Vice President of OIDE, and is
>the acting head of OIDE now, as Snorri is extremely busy right now to
>run his family's business after his father passed away late last year.
>Robert Ott, 2009/11/26:
>Thus, the current situation is that many people (including me) don't
>know who actually manages OpenID Europe and more importantly, who is
>the owner of the registered trademarks and the domains such as
>openideurope.eu? Who has the contact information of all the European
>representatives? And so on. I thought Snorri donated everything to
>OIDF but I'm not sure about that.
Lukas Rosenstock wrote:
>If you're planning to reorganize OpenID Europe I'm willing to give
> my input and feedback but I won't be able to put much effort in it
>from my end and, as per my current geographic location, I may not
>be the best person for that anyway. I have no issues wearing that
>badge of the German OpenID representative but I will happily resign
>if someone else will take over.
With respect to the "appointment" of Country Representatives I also believe that the primary purpose is to act as a point of reference for other people from that country to facilitate contacts on a national level until it is obvious for newbies who to contact - e.g. when a local OIDF chapter has been formed. I think it should be made clear that the Country Representatives are in no way supposed to act as a filter and that anyone from any country in Europe is free to publish and discuss OpenID opportunities or problems related to his country.
Therefore I would urge anyone following this list not only to contact their listed country representative or others by private mail, but also to come forward with any proposals or questions directly on this list. In that respect we europeans can learn a lot from the other US(dominated) lists.
Lukas Rosenstock skrev:
> I was appointed as the representative of OpenID in Germany; I had been
> asked at that time. In 2007 and 2008 I was evangelizing OpenID at
> various tech events in Germany but even I have to admit having
> "disappeared from the stage" in the last year. The reason for that is
> that I have joined a startup company which
> a) doesn't give me a lot of time for anything else and
> b) this company is Silicon-Valley-based and has a development site in
> India, so I'm not spending much time in Germany or Europe anyway these
> I have to agree with Martin Paljak where he said that mainly the
> OpenID Foundation Membership is something to show off but most
> activities what people have done could have been executed without that
> designation. After the German IdentityCamp in Bremen in 2008 there
> were some attempts to start a local chapter in Germany but there was
> no driving force behind that from either side.
> Snorri had started "OpenID '09" where he wanted to bring OpenID to a
> "point of no return" (as he indicated) but I haven't seen any activity
> on that; I messaged him recently (the same day where Henrik Biering
> send the mail to the list) and didn't get any reply. It seems he has
> left the Internet business and is working in some VIP event agency
> ("Le Week-End").
> If you're planning to reorganize OpenID Europe I'm willing to give my
> input and feedback but I won't be able to put much effort in it from
> my end and, as per my current geographic location, I may not be the
> best person for that anyway. I have no issues wearing that badge of
> the German OpenID representative but I will happily resign if someone
> else will take over.
> Lukas Rosenstock
> 2009/12/3 Robert Ott <ott at jnet.ch>:
>> @All OpenID Europe:
>> Who want's to be an 'active' part of OpenID Europe? Please answer directly to me in order that I can convert the feedback in a coordinated proposal to OIDF. Please also include what kind of responsibility 'activity' you propose to take care of. Activities could for example be:
>> - Organizing face-to-face meetings 1-2 times a year
>> - Writing articles to be published to summarize what's going on related to OpenID in Europe. We should aim to have at least one headline a month.
>> - and so on... suggestions welcome.
>> @Current OpenID Representatives of the various countries:
>> - Please drop me an e-mail with your contact address and state whether or not you are still interested to be a OpenID representative of the corresponding country. Please assure that I get the e-mail by end of 2009. I will then assemble a list of current OpenID contact people in Europe. If you are currently not a representative of a country but what to be a contact person for a country, please also drop me a short message.
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