[OpenID board] [OpenID] PayPal joins OpenID Foundation Board as we enter 2009

chris.messina at gmail.com chris.messina at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 17:11:13 UTC 2009

Given that this is pretty big news -- what kind of outreach are we
doing/have we done? Can we speak to the significance at all to stir up
some coverage?


On 1/28/09, David Recordon <david at sixapart.com> wrote:
> From the blog
> (http://openid.net/2009/01/28/paypal-joins-openid-foundation-board-as-we-enter-2009/)
> and welcome Andrew!
> Building on the momentum from last year, the OpenID Foundation is pleased to
> announce the addition of PayPal as a sustaining corporate member of the
> Board. PayPal selected Andrew Nash, Sr. Director of Information Risk
> Management and a longstanding advocate for OpenID, as their representative
> and joins the current board of seven community elected board members and
> five sustaining corporate members: Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign and
> Yahoo!. According to Andrew, PayPal decided to become a sustaining member of
> the Foundation for a few key reasons:
>  - Open standards-based user-centric identity is clearly becoming an
> increasingly important part of the evolving web infrastructure
>  - PayPal has significant experience and expertise with security, trust,
> reputation and retail transactions that can be directly relevant as OpenID
> expands into new market and application areas.
> Executive committee announced
> Following the community board member elections in December, the Board
> elected its Executive Committee (EC) at the first OpenID Foundation Board
> meeting of 2009 (minutes). The EC which works with the executive director on
> day to day operations and governance of the Foundation.
> The following members were selected to the EC for 2009:
> Chair – Brian Kissel (JanRain)
> Vice-Chair – Scott Kveton (Vidoop) who was previously Chair
> Secretary – Mike Jones (Microsoft)
> Treasurer – Raj Mata (Yahoo!)
> Committee Liaison – David Recordon (Six Apart) who was previously Vice-Chair
> The election of the EC was by unanimous consent on a full slate of officers,
> as discussed and determined by all the board members. The full Board meets
> every six weeks and the EC meets every two. In addition, in affirmation of
> the global nature of OpenID, the Board recently voted to add an
> International Liaison to the EC and will select that member shortly.
> Board members featured on ReadWriteTalk
> Last week, four Board members joined Sean Ammirati and others from popular
> technology blog ReadWriteWeb for an hour long podcast about increasing
> overall OpenID adoption, future plans for the OpenID Foundation and our
> thoughts on Google Friend Connect and Facebook Connect. The interview has
> been published on ReadWriteTalk.
> Once again, we look forward to continuing our progress in 2009 and continue
> to welcome the input and contributions of the entire community.
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Chris Messina
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