Proposed Revisions to OpenID IPR Policy Document

Published September 5, 2018

Dear OpenID Foundation Members,

Over the last year, the OpenID Foundation Executive Committee and the Board of Directors undertook a comprehensive update to key OpenID Foundation policy and legal documents to ensure they are current. As part of this update, proposed updates to the IPR Policy were made. The changes were unanimously approved by the board. Approving these changes also requires a vote of the membership.

The changes allow signatures to be performed electronically, whereas currently they are required to be manual. It simplifies the description of contributors to working groups and simplifies the process of becoming a working group contributor in some cases, in ways that align the document with existing practice. No changes to Intellectual Property (IP) rights for any party were made.

You can learn more at:

The vote will begin on Friday, September 28, 2018 and is scheduled to complete on Friday, October 5, 2018. The vote will take place at

Michael B. Jones
OpenID Foundation Board Secretary