[OpenID board] Fwd: [board-private] OIDF BOD update

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 09:26:21 UTC 2009

+1 Especially, #5 is important in terms of greater adoption.

Also, I suppose it is a sub-item of #1, but streamlining OIDF's operation is
also important.
For example, we need to create Logo, Trademark, and Domain name usage
permission to use TM workflows, etc.


On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 5:15 AM, Johannes Ernst <jernst at netmesh.us> wrote:

> On Jan 20, 2009, at 10:25, Brian Kissel wrote:
>> Johannes, do you want to take a stab at 5 key goals for 2009 - agreed,
>> overall goals, not just marcom.  Would be great if we could focus on them.
>>  Scott, Chris, David, and I were on a call yesterday with RWW and if we had
>> those 5 key points, we could have hammered them home.  We need to make sure
>> that they are aggressive yet achievable, as I'm sure we'll be measured by
>> our progress relative to them come 2010 ;-)
> Well, if it was up to me the list would be something like this:
> 1. OIDF is organizationally and financially sound for the long term and for
> the benefit of the entire global community.
> Evidence: permanent staff, further increasing corporate support,
> well-planned/coordinated activities are taking place world-wide.
> 2. The OpenID brand is clearly defined, known and considered valuable by
> the general public (not just techies), and backed by an effective trademark
> regime.
> Evidence: corresponding results of a brand survey
> 3. The user experience issue has been solved in theory and practice.
> Evidence: User experience is virtually identical at all sites supporting
> OpenID; no major gripes by actual/would-be adopters.
> 4. OpenID is broadly used.
> Evidence: Transaction volume is commensurate with the deployed identities.
> 5. OpenID-related innovation is driven by the needs of the marketplace, not
> just technical coolness
> Evidence: Substantial, active involvement in a broad range of working
> groups by mainstream businesses
> Obviously, if one breaks those down, there are many activities that need to
> happen on the way to be able to reach those objectives. I don't want to
> downplay them -- many of them are not easy -- but it may help to first
> figure out what the objectives are and then to discuss how to get there,
> instead of the other way around.
> Johannes Ernst
> NetMesh Inc.
>  http://netmesh.info/jernst
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