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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: The OpenID Foundation
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2007 23:30:41 GMT
Recordon, David wrote:
> It was my hope that there was a way to work with two anchors to the
> OpenID community, one being and whatever comes of it and the
> other being Apache.  Not everyone is interested in everything (code,
> specs, evangelism) and I think OpenID is unique where there is such a
> crossover between the people participating in each of these often
> unconnected communities.  I mean take FtpServer as an example, the
> people who wrote the FTP spec aren't writing this Java implementation of
> it.
> There really is an emerging community to be built around code for the
> OpenID specifications which I think can develop within Apache.  If we're
> going to get hung up on who is developing the specs and owns
> then no, this separate code community won't emerge here.  If however we
> can acknowledge that any technology is made up of many independent
> pieces/groups and work here to develop a prosperous community around
> code that implements the specifications then I do think we can be
> successful.
> So I guess it is in the ASF's court to decide what you all want to do.

No, thats the whole point, its not in the ASF's court to make Heraldry
successful, its up to the individual contributors.


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