[OpenID board] [OpenID] PayPal joins OpenID Foundation Board as we enter 2009
david at sixapart.com
Wed Jan 28 17:28:51 UTC 2009
Coverage thus far is the following plus nearly 100 tweets which has come from outreach I did yesterday under embargo.
There seems to be an underlying trend of PayPal being able to help the OpenID community when it comes to security and trust (a message we wanted) and that being seen as one of two issues we should tackle this year with the other being user experience and design.
----- "chris messina" <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> some coverage?
> On 1/28/09, David Recordon <david at sixapart.com> wrote:
> > From the blog
> > 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
> > Board. PayPal selected Andrew Nash, Sr. Director of Information
> > Management and a longstanding advocate for OpenID, as their
> > and joins the current board of seven community elected board members
> > five sustaining corporate members: Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign
> > 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
> > increasingly important part of the evolving web infrastructure
> > - PayPal has significant experience and expertise with security,
> > reputation and retail transactions that can be directly relevant as
> > expands into new market and application areas.
> > Executive committee announced
> > Following the community board member elections in December, the
> > elected its Executive Committee (EC) at the first OpenID Foundation
> > 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
> > The election of the EC was by unanimous consent on a full slate of
> > as discussed and determined by all the board members. The full Board
> > 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
> > Board members featured on ReadWriteTalk
> > Last week, four Board members joined Sean Ammirati and others from
> > technology blog ReadWriteWeb for an hour long podcast about
> > overall OpenID adoption, future plans for the OpenID Foundation and
> > 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
> > to welcome the input and contributions of the entire community.
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> Chris Messina
> Citizen-Participant &
> Open Web Advocate-at-Large
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