TechRadar: OpenID co-inventor's vision of the open web
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 09 Mar 2009 08:52
Number of posts: 1
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What are the goals of the Open Web Foundation you announced a few months ago? At least initially it's to create a place where communities can come together and create open specifications for the web. It's also aiming to help those communities steer away from intellectual property encumbrances, so that the specs they create don't require pattern licensing and are free to implement to anyone. But OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial and microformats all created their own non-profit foundation, so we said that either we could create a few more foundations over the next year or we could try to create one more. We're very much taking the open source mentality – we're probably in the state of open source a decade ago. We don't have a common licensee for specifications yet but the Open Web Foundation has created a legal committee, which is working on creating a licence that can be used by communities developing these specs.
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