[OpenID board] Introducing the 2011 OpenID Community Board Representatives

Dick Hardt dick.hardt at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 02:19:08 UTC 2010


Best of luck to the new board members.

Here is a link to the presentation I gave at the last OpenID Foundation
Board meeting.

http://dickhardt.org/2010/12/oidf-2010/

-- Dick

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 4:41 PM, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com>wrote:

> Congrats all! I'm looking forward to working with you in 2011. We've got a
> lot of work ahead of us — and I hope we can find the right balance of
> pragmatism and innovation to deliver a solution that the market wants and
> that retains the values and principles that OpenID stands for.
>
> Chris
>
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 5:29 AM, Don Thibeau <don at oidf.org> wrote:
>
>> Dear Members,
>>
>> Thank you for voting for those who will represent you at this pivotal time
>> for OpenID. This is to introduce the newly elected community directors of
>> the OpenID Foundation Board. In 2011 Brian Kissel and Allen Tom will be
>> fulfilling the second year of their terms as community representatives.
>>  Marc Frons has resigned from the second year of his service because of
>> pressing business issues at the New York Times.
>>
>> Mike Jones, Chris Messina, Nat Sakimura and John Bradley bring deep domain
>> expertise in online identity to their board service.  I think it’s fair to
>> say their election reflects a community-wide acknowledgement of the
>> consistency and quality of their contributions in recent years. The election
>> of Kick Willemse and Axel Nennker signals an important shift towards more
>> international leadership on the board. At last week’s Identity Next
>> Conference and at the Identity Summit in Geneva, Nat, John, Kick and Axel
>> led discussions expanding a more global view of OpenID's adoption and
>> updating its technology with our colleagues in the EU. Nat, Mike, Kick and
>> John have been elected to two years terms. David Recordon will represent
>> Facebook in 2011.
>>
>> It’s important to acknowledge the contributions of Luke Sheppard, Mike
>> Ozburn, Dick Hardt, Joseph Smarr, Daniel Jacobson and Rob Harles. Each
>> contributed the energy, talent and diversity of views that makes the
>> foundation an occasionally frustrating, increasingly complex and unique
>> resource in online identity.  Because of their efforts, the 2011 board
>> starts the new year with a mandate for building momentum around the
>> merged AB/Connect working group and the restructuring the OIDF to be a more
>> effective, more international organization.
>>
>>
>>
>> Technology development and board deliberations rarely follow a graceful
>> upward curve. With the push / pull of competing business models and the
>> cross jurisdictional impact of online identity, it’s easy to underestimate
>> the time and commitment required of directors to reconcile corporate,
>> community and global interests in a rapidly changing identity ecosystem. The
>> board has important work to do right from the start of 2011.  It must
>> leverage and deploy the unique assets of the foundation, its leadership as a
>> convener of OpenID Summits , its authoritative voice in standards
>> development, and most importantly its growing worldwide community.
>>
>> This is to you to engage with this new board from the start. We will soon
>> publish a calendar of OpenID Summits, reorganize our governance and advance
>> the utility of our “product” through the AB/Connect working group.  Blog
>> your views at openid.net, serve on work groups and contribute to the
>> development of one of the most important technologies of our time.
>>
>> Don Thibeau
>> Executive Director
>> openid.net <http://www.openid.net>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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