[OpenID board] Perception of the Foundation (Was: Fwd: [OpenID] Google's proprietary discovery extension?)

David Recordon david at sixapart.com
Wed Jul 29 17:22:54 UTC 2009

Forwarding these three posts from the General list.  Not because I  
agree with all of the sentiments expressed, but because it shows how  
we as a board and organization are clearly not being transparent  
enough in the activities that are actually being taken on.

Two ideas I think that we should seriously consider are:
1) making use of a project management tool like Basecamp (http://www.basecamphq.com/ 
) so that at least the entire board and Don know the status of each  
project that is underway
2) having Don write a monthly blog post about OpenID's achievements  
the past month and what the Foundation has accomplished



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Santosh Rajan <santrajan at gmail.com>
> Date: July 28, 2009 11:11:03 PM PDT
> To: general at openid.net
> Subject: Re: [OpenID] Google's proprietary discovery extension?
> Hehe! Shade for once I am going to agree with you.
> Why do we have a chairman? Isnt he supposed to be leading the flock  
> and
> showing the way?
> And what about the rest of the board. This is the "coldest" board I  
> have
> ever seen.
> I think Eran Hammer should have been the chairman of the board! I  
> wonder why
> he disappeared from here 2 yrs back. (I have seen some posts from  
> him from
> 2007).
> SitG Admin wrote:
>>> There is no sign of the "STD mechanism" coming soon.
>> Perhaps it will arrive after Chris Messina's "Policy Expression
>> Extension" passes ;)
>>> Apathy on the part of the OpenID Foundation.
>> Inaction, or so it may appear; timely, though?
>>> Half the Identity folk have moved on to Kantara Initiative.
>>> The Other half to the Open Web foundation.
>>> XRI TC has tied itself in knots.
>>> And the hilarious part is that there are folk involved in all  
>>> these three
>>> foundations!
>> Sounds like good separation of duties to me. If the rest of us can
>> still interop (and work is still being done that *needs* to be done
>> before we can move forward), it doesn't really matter where most of
>> the various communities is doing that work.
>>> No idea were the rest of us should bail out to!?
>> If the development of OpenID were to halt now, I think it would be
>> Federated implementations that found themselves hardest hit; small,
>> independent operators such as myself (working with libraries already
>> distributed "in the wild") might not even notice.
>> -Shade
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