The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) has joined the Linux Foundation’s OpenWallet Foundation (OWF). The OIDF is among the first of Non Profit, Standards Development Organizations to be approved as an Associate Member. Others include ID2020, MIT, Open Identity Exchange, and the Secure Identity Alliance.
Throughout the OWF’s formation, OIDF members have contributed to OWF’s organization design and technical development agenda.
OpenID Foundation Chair, Nat Sakimura said, “The experience and expertise of global technical Standards Development Organization (SDOs) like the OpenID Foundation and others can help guide the OpenWallet Foundation and increase opportunities for industry and governments. Collaboration among SDO’s can facilitate and accelerate technical development for all stakeholders.”
Associate Members are expected to have an “ambassador-like” function, a two-way role Associate Members can uniquely provide. One is external: tell the OpenWallet Foundation story to a diverse group of international stakeholders including OIDF members. The second: bring the OIDF’s learnings and recommendations to the OpenWallet Foundation Board, members and stakeholders.
In the next few months, the OpenID Foundation will co-publish a series of whitepapers on key changes in the Identity landscape. Through the wide lens of these papers, the Foundation will speak to the OWF’s Open Source Project and its potential role and alignment with other global interoperability initiatives like the GAIN Global Assured Identity Network. Efforts like these are an important part of how the OIDF delivers on its vision to help people assert their identity wherever they choose and its mission to lead the global community in creating identity standards that are secure, interoperable, and privacy preserving.
For more information on the Linux Foundation OpenWallet Foundation go to: https://openwallet.foundation/.