[OpenID board] Getting Membership Management Under Control
Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.)
eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Tue Jun 2 22:27:00 UTC 2009
On 06/03/2009 12:41 AM, Luke Shepard:
> Hey Eddy,
> I don’t have the historical context here (I just joined the board in
> February) so forgive my ignorance. What are the specific things that
> you have been fighting for that you haven’t seen come to fruition?
In the meantime I found the supposed member benefits which are stated at
In particular I see the following critical shortcomings with benefits of
* Display your corporate logo/name on the OpenID Foundation website
and promotional materials
* Be eligible for inclusion in OpenID Foundation press releases and
For any corporate member this might a critical added value for becoming
a corporate foundation member of the foundation. Those are the benefits
which differ from the individual membership. When looking at the fees,
this has a hefty price too. But we haven't received them!!!
> I’m pretty sure that the maintenance of the foundation website is more
> a matter of resources and lack of general consensus than a malicious
> attempt to exclude.
At least it should be addressed when made aware of. I've been in contact
with Bill and Don, but I wasn't able to advance our cause one iota.
> Also, with the exception of Allen Tom (who has long been a community
> advocate since before Yahoo became a provider), none of the community
> members are currently also corporate members.
You are correct. I'm retracting my previous statement.
Signer: Eddy Nigg, StartCom Ltd. <http://www.startcom.org>
Jabber: startcom at startcom.org <xmpp:startcom at startcom.org>
Blog: Join the Revolution! <http://blog.startcom.org>
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