[OpenID board] September 24, 2015 OpenID Board Call Minutes

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Fri Oct 2 23:22:33 UTC 2015


September 24, 2015 OpenID Board Call Minutes

Present:
Nat Sakimura
Mike Jones
Roger Casals
Don Thibeau, Executive Director
Tony Nadalin
Lydia Varmazis
John Bradley
Debbie Bucci
George Fletcher
Adam Dawes
Pamela Dingle

Absent:
Dylan Casey
Tracy Hulver
Torsten Lodderstedt

Visitors:
John Ehrig, Global Inventures
Tom Smedinghoff, Locke Lord LLP


1.       Welcoming a New Director
The board welcomed Lydia Varmazis as PayPal's new board representative.  Lydia is director of products and platforms at PayPal.


2.       Certification Pricing
The Executive Committee unanimously recommended an initial set of pricing plans for OpenID Certification.  These were circulated to the board on August 24th.  The pricing plans align with the previously unanimously approved certification guidelines.

Adam reviewed the EC discussions on the pricing with the board.  Adam called out that we might introduce additional pricing tiers in the future but that it's time to put at least a preliminary pricing plan in place.  Adam called out regional IdPs such as Yandex as a category that we might want additional pricing tiers for.

Don reported that he is seeing substantial demand for certification when speaking at conferences - especially in Europe.  It's time to put a pricing plan in place and open up certification to all.  The creation of the iGov Profile working group is generating additional interest in certification.  He also reported that the GSMA is extolling the values of certification in its presentations.

Mike Jones moved and Adam Dawes and Roger Casals seconded this resolution:

Resolution M on Member Pricing:

BE IT RESOLVED that:

*         The OpenID Certification price for certifying an implementation to a set of certification profiles no longer in the pilot phase for all classes of OpenID Foundation members is to be $200.  This price covers all certifications of that implementation occurring during the calendar year that the payment was received, after which new payment would be required for new certifications.

The resolution was unanimously approved.

Mike Jones moved and John Bradley and Roger Casals seconded this resolution:

Resolution N on Non-Member Pricing:

BE IT RESOLVED that:

*         The OpenID Certification price for certifying an implementation to a set of certification profiles in the general availability phase for non-members of the OpenID Foundation is to be a $400 plus what the cost would have been for the submitter to have become an OpenID Foundation member.  This price covers all certifications of that implementation occurring during the calendar year that the payment was received, after which new payment would be required for new certifications.

During discussion of the resolution, Mike described how the initial non-member pricing is intentionally slightly more than the pricing of certifying as a member.  He stated that while membership is valuable, it's also important to open up certification to non-members soon.  Regarding the possibility of additional pricing tiers, Mike stated that in the future, for instance, we might introduce a different pricing plan for certifying additional deployments of already-certified products, such as ADFS or Ping Federate.

The resolution was unanimously approved.


3.       Global Identity Conference
Don attended the Global Identity Conference in Tampa this week.  NIST announced the formation of the iGov Profile OpenID working group during the workshop.  Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, announced that a liaison relationship between the FIDO Alliance and the OpenID Foundation has been established.


4.       Upcoming Workshops

*         Pre-IIW OpenID Workshop at Symantec on October 26 - Additional slots have been opened up for registrants.  People can register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/openid-foundation-workshop-before-fall-2015-iiw-meeting-tickets-17960843366.

*         OpenID Workshop in Tokyo on November 10 - This is organized by the OpenID Foundation Japan.  Speakers need to submit their speaking proposals as soon as possible.

*         OpenID Workshop at NIST Headquarters on January 12-13.  This will be followed by an OIX workshop on the 14th.  These workshops are intended to help educate NIST and other US government agencies about OpenID Connect and trust frameworks.

*         OpenID Workshop in Europe - Don received significant demand for an OpenID Workshop in Europe soon.  He is working on planning one in Amsterdam for early next year.


5.       iGov Profile Working Group
The iGov working group formation was approved.  The mailing list has been created.  John Bradley is creating the working group web pages on openid.net.  There will be a first meeting of the working group during the pre-IIW workshop.


6.       Liaison Relationships
We have established a liaison relationship with the FIDO Alliance.  Tony Nadalin is our liaison representative.  Don plans to attend the October FIDO meeting in Washington, DC representing the OpenID Foundation.


7.       Working Groups
John Bradley reported that the NAPPS working group is working to figure out if it still needs to exist or if it should be closed.  As a separate activity, best practices for deploying native applications may be created - possibly in a different, new working group.

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