Welcoming Gail Hodges as Our New Executive Director

The OpenID Foundation is thrilled to welcome Gail Hodges as the new Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation. Those of you who already know Gail know that she’s passionate about enabling digital identity to serve the public good. She has extensive experience both in the digital identity space – for instance, having founded the Future […]

OpenID Foundation Executive Director Job Description

The OpenID Foundation is seeking an Executive Director with the experience, skills, strategic vision, and commitment to advancing the Foundation’s open standards initiatives. This is a unique opportunity to lead a well-respected, member-driven, vendor-neutral, international standardization organization. The OpenID Foundation Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and interacts extensively with […]

OpenID® Trademark and Service Mark License

The OIDF board recently voted to adopt an OpenID Trademark and Service Mark License policy. The following are some of the guidelines regarding acceptable uses of OIDF trademarks outlined in the license: The owner of OIDF marks must be clearly identified as the “OpenID Foundation”. For example, “OpenID® is a trademark (registered in numerous countries) […]

OpenID Foundation 2012 Community Board Member Election

This is to announce the 2012 election of OpenID Foundation community board members. The Foundation plays an important role in the evolution of Internet identity technologies. Those elected will help determine what role the OIDF should play in helping facilitate faster and broader adoption of open standard identity systems. Last year four community board members […]

Introducing Don Thibeau: the OpenID Foundation’s new executive director

The OpenID Foundation is happy to introduce Don Thibeau as our new executive director. Don is taking over from Bill Washburn who helped get the Foundation off the ground. Even with the substantial momentum that OpenID has gained already in 2009, Don has his work cut out for him beyond our two main priorities of […]

Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board with a commitment to better user experience

Today we’re excited to join Facebook’s Mike Schroepfer in announcing that they have joined the OpenID Foundation’s board as a sustaining corporate member. Luke Shepard, a key member of Facebook’s Platform and Connect teams and a huge internal advocate for OpenID, has been selected as their representative and joins the current board of seven community […]

PayPal joins OpenID Foundation Board as we enter 2009

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of PayPal as a sustaining corporate member of the Board. PayPal joins the current board of seven community elected board members and five sustaining corporate members: Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign and Yahoo!.