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Feb 7, 2008

NEWS: Evolving the OpenID Foundation Board

Evolving the OpenID Foundation Board
February 7th, 2008 by The Shared Admin

This morning the OpenID Foundation announced that Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo! have joined the board. The OpenID Foundation was formed in early 2006 by seven community members with the goal of helping promote, protect and enabling the OpenID technologies and community. Today’s announcement marks a milestone in the maturity and impact that the OpenID community has had. While the OpenID Foundation serves a stewardship role around the community’s intellectual property, the Foundation’s board itself does not make any decisions about the specifications the community is collaboratively building.

Last year, OpenID grew by leaps and bounds both as a technology and as a community. At the beginning of 2006, there were fewer than 20-million OpenID enabled URLs and less than 500 websites where they could be used. Today there are over a quarter of a billion OpenIDs and well over 10,000 websites to accept them. OpenID has grown to be implemented by major open source projects such as Drupal, cornerstone Web 2.0 services such as those by 37signals and Six Apart, as well as a mix of large companies including as Apple, Google, and Yahoo!. Today is about truly recognizing the accomplishments of the entire OpenID community which has certainly grown beyond the small grassroots community where it started in late 2005. ...
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Ed: An OpenID user can sign into Blogger, for example, using their Yahoo id and password. Thus, we memorize fewer name/password pairs.

OpenID users agree to share information. For example, my photo at MyBlogLog shows at any blog that joins the MyBlogLog network.

Users also agree to share friends list, such as Facebook apps asking for permission to access information; or Facebook asking for access to your Yahoo mail list. Note that Facebook does not use the Open ID process.

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