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The following committees are currently active in the OpenID Foundation. This list was produced, voted on and approved by the board on January 20th, 2010.

Executive Committee

Charter: The role of this committee is to be a small group with the authority to make decisions on behalf of the OIDF board on time-critical administrative and policy matters that arise between Board meetings.  It is not intended to diminish the authority or decision-making power of the full Board. The Executive Committee can also be used by the Executive Director as a sounding board, in instances where the Executive Director might otherwise have to make a quick decision on his/her own. The types of items to be addressed by the Executive Committee include spending funds on a special project, approving a large expenditure by a committee, or approving funds for a fast track advocacy initiative.  Membership of this committee will consist of the current Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  Meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by the Chairman or by any two Executive Committee members. The Executive Committee shall keep minutes of its meetings and shall report all actions taken by it immediately to the board discussion list and to the first meeting of the Board following the taking of such action.


Role: Preside at all meetings on the Board of Directors and shall cast a tie-breaking vote in the election of any officers other than Chairman of the Board.

Board member: Brian Kissel


Role: In absence of a Chairman, the Vice Chair shall carry out all duties of the Chairman

Board member:  Nat Sakimura


Role: Recordkeeping including (a) official recording of the minutes of all proceedings of the Board of Directors, including the committees thereof, and members’ meeting and actions; (b) provision for notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors and members; (c) authentication of the records of the corporation; (d) maintaining current and accurate membership lists.

Board member: Chris Messina


Role: Overall responsibility for all corporate funds including: (a) keeping of full and accurate accounts of all financial records of the corporation; (b) deposit of all monies and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the corporation in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors; (c) disbursement of all funds when proper to do so; (d) making financial reports as to the financial condition of the corporation to the Board of Directors

Board member: Mike Ozburn 


  • Charter: Drive deployment, adoption and usage of OpenID by web service providers and end users largely by working with relying parties to "bring the voice of the customer" while looking at branding, usability, and delivered value.  If appropriate this Committee may choose to form subcommittees to focus on specific aspects of adoption.
  • Chair: Daniel Jacobson
  • Vice-Chair: Marc Frons
  • Online Retailer Subcommittee Chair: Rob Harles
  • Members: Brian Kissel, Raj Mata, Björn Woltermann, Jonathan Coffman, Joseph Smarr, Brian Ellin, Daniel Jacobson, Marc Frons, Rob Harles


  • Charter: Support the needs of the US Federal Government and other state (e.g. California) and local (e.g. Austin) governments looking to deploy OpenID.
  • Possible Chair: Mike Ozburn or John Bradley
  • Possible Vice Chair: Mike Ozburn, John Bradley, Gary Krall, Dermot O'Mahony, or Raj Nagaratnam
  • Members: John Bradley, Brian Kissel, Eric Sachs, Gary Krall, Andrew Nash, Dermot O'Mahony, Raj Nagaratnam 


  • Charter: Working with the Technology Committee and various Working Groups, ensure that OpenID's security model is appropriate for how it is being deployed.
  • Possible Chair: Allen Tom, Mike Jones, John Bradley
  • Possible Vice-Chair: Allen Tom, Mike Jones, Andrew Nash, John Bradley, Pam Dingle, or Eric Sachs
  • Members: John Bradley, Mike Jones, Andrew Nash, Eric Sachs, John Bradley, Allen Tom 


  • Charter: Oversee the technical Working Groups' progress and liase between them and the Adoption, Government, and Security Committees. 
  • Chair: Dick Hardt
  • Vice-Chair:
  • Members:Allen Tom, Dick Hardt, John Bradley, Joseph Smarr, Mike Jones, and Nat Sakimura


  • Charter: Oversee, protect, and develop the Foundation's bylaws and the intellectual property it is responsible for such as copyrights and trademarks world-wide. 
  • Possible Chair: Don Thibeau 
  • Possible Co-chair: Nat Sakimura, David Recordon, or Mike Jones
  • Members: Nat Sakimura, David Recordon, Mike Jones, John Bradley, Chris Messina

International Outreach 

  • Charter: Coordinate and support the work of OpenID communities primarily outside of North America. Collaborate with OpenID Europe and OpenID Japan. 
  • Possible Chair: Nat Sakimura 
  • Possible Vice-Chair: Robert Ott or Björn Woltermann 
  • Members: Robert Ott, Bjorn Woltermann, Nat Sakimura, Henrick Beiring, Kick Willemse, Lorenzo Cassulo, Martin Paljak, Marcin Jagodzinski, Simon Josefsson, Zdravko Stoychev, John Bradley, Brian Kissel 


  • Charter: Coordinate with OIX and other OIDF Committees to meet market needs for certification of the OpenID ecosystem for specific applications and use cases. 
  • Chair: Don Thibeau
  • Vice-Chair: Andrew Nash, Dermot O'Mahony
  • Members: Don Thibeau, John Bradley, Mike Ozburn, Raj Mata, RaNico Popp, Dermot O'Mahony, Brian Kissel

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