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

Nat sakimura at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 20:33:23 UTC 2009


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=nat at Tokyo via iPhone

On 2009/07/30, at 2:22, 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

I strongly agree to this.

> 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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>> Santosh Rajan
>> http://santrajan.blogspot.com http://santrajan.blogspot.com
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