Tuesday, January 31, 2012

OpenID Foundation Elections in Progress

The election of two new Community Board members for the OpenID Foundation is now in progress. The current list of candidates includes:
  • Axel Nennker
  • George Fletcher <-- That's me :)
  • Greg Keegstra
  • David Marceau
  • Patrice Vuillard
  • S├ębastien Brault
  • Yosef Vuillard

If you are an OpenID Foundation member, please log into the OpenID Foundation and exercise your right vote! You can easily sign up for an individual membership for only $25 US.

I'm excited about OpenID's future with the release of the OpenID Connect implementor's draft specs. This body of work is important for moving OpenID from just a federated authentication solution to one that can solve many identity authentication and authorization use cases. These use cases are not limited just to non-risk transactions but can cover higher levels of assurance as well.

Adoption is going to be critical in the next two years and that's one of the reasons I'm running for one of the available board seats. Adoption is more than just OpenID Connect implementations; adoption includes moving beyond low-risk transactions into higher value use cases and really providing convenience and security to consumers. Whether this is a goal that can be accomplished in the next 2 years remains to be seen, but it's a goal worth shooting for.

Of course I'd appreciate your vote!

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