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<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I don&#8217;t know if there are relationship with what you say:<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I have received requests from large companies that have a
network of sites (ecommerce, jobs ...) +3 million of users:<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>&#8220;We want that you develop our OP but it will operate only
with our sites and our OIDs&#8221;                    <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Of course, I refused, explaining that this was not the OpenID policy
and it was a stupidity!<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I have sent the definition of &#8220;Interoperability&#8221; :)<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>-Snorri<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>De&nbsp;:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>
board-bounces@openid.net [mailto:board-bounces@openid.net] <b>De la part de</b>
Johannes Ernst<br>
<b>Envoyé&nbsp;:</b> lundi 28 janvier 2008 02:50<br>
<b>À&nbsp;:</b> board@openid.net<br>
<b>Objet&nbsp;:</b> [OpenID board] Positioning<br>
<b>Importance&nbsp;:</b> Haute<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>Off mailing list, Snorri suggested:<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#144FAE'>I think that it is important
now to think ... about our mission statement.</span></span><span
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<p class=MsoNormal>I'd second that, in particular because all sorts of other,
possibly related, initiatives are popping up all over the place. For example,
the recent discussion about a restricted subset of XRDS. And I'd think that it
is the proper role of a board to spearhead that discussion.<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";
color:black'>Johannes Ernst<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";
color:black'>NetMesh Inc.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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class=apple-style-span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";
color:black'>&nbsp;<a href="http://netmesh.info/jernst">http://netmesh.info/jernst</a></span></span>
<o:p></o:p></p>

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