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

Santosh Rajan santrajan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 17:46:28 UTC 2009

Hey David, this is good, also you need to 1) show a roadmap
2) there must be some visible leadership. I mean look at Eran Hammer Lahav
at Open Web, and XRI TC, he is very visible.
Other wise the impression you are giving is that nothing is going on here.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM, David Recordon <david at sixapart.com> wrote:

> 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
> Thoughts?
> --David
> 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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