[OpenID board] Getting Membership Management Under Control

Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Tue Jun 2 23:27:16 UTC 2009

Hi Chris,

On 06/03/2009 02:03 AM, Chris Messina:
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) 
> <eddy_nigg at startcom.org <mailto:eddy_nigg at startcom.org>> wrote:
>     In particular I see the following critical shortcomings with
>     benefits of Company/Organizational Membership:
>         * Display your corporate logo/name on the OpenID Foundation
>           website and promotional materials
>         * Be eligible for inclusion in OpenID Foundation press
>           releases and industry events
>     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!!!
> Are you a corporate foundation member?

Would I complain otherwise...?  ;-)

> If so, what level member are you?

Huuu? I'm not aware of any levels, only two different membership types, 
e.g. Individual or Company/Organizational as per 

> If it's any consolation, besides the logo thing on the website, we 
> really haven't done any promotional efforts, so besides the "Get an 
> OpenID" page, there really aren't any other logos on the site.

That would be a good start already. I've been asking for it for some 
year. You can judge the "damage" caused by lack of exposure and 
promotion by yourself. A benefit other members (and maybe non-members) 
received during the same period.

However not having any promotional materials and going efforts doesn't 
make it any better, the shortcoming remains the same. Press releases 
(it's blog style these days) aren't made with the corporate members 
included as promised. Issuing no press releases anymore reduces this 
benefit to hot air at best. It's an empty promise. (We promise to 
include your company name in press releases - just we don't make any PRs)

> I'd love to see something like djangopeople.net 
> <http://djangopeople.net> set up for the OpenID community,  but as 
> Luke said, resources have been the major limiting factor there.

With a 350K US$ budged? You must be joking....or priorities are maybe 
wrong, not sure...

> Can you articulate your cause for the benefit of those unfamiliar with it?

Not sure what your question is exactly. But obviously I fail to 
understand which benefit a corporate member should have received during 
the course of one year when comparing to individual membership. See the 
differences yourself here:

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