Friday, January 20, 2012

Running for an OpenID Foundation Community Board Seat

I'm excited to announce that I am running for one of the available OpenID Foundation Community Board seats. While I've been a long time advocate of OpenID and open identity solutions in general, this is my first time seeking to serve the identity community is such a role. My self-nomination is now up in the OpenID Foundation Membership area. If you are so inclined, I'd greatly appreciate your "seconds" to make me an official nominee and of course your votes in the upcoming elections. :-) Here is my self-nomination statement:
I am an advocate of open identity solutions for the Internet and I believe that OpenID Connect has the opportunity to be a key identity protocol for the Web. 
I have a long history with OpenID, starting with AOL (my employer) being one of the first major identity providers to support OpenID 1.0. I contributed to the OpenID 2.0 specification along with a number of the OpenID 2.0 extensions. I’m now an active contributor to the OpenID Connect specifications. In addition, I have experience participating in a number of industry standards organizations (OIDF, IETF, OASIS, Kantara Initiative) working on identity related protocols and specifications. 
As a member of the OpenID Foundation Board, I will work to ensure both technical excellence in the specifications and broad adoption of the OpenID protocols. 


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