Last week PopSugar and TechCrunch hosted a party in Los Angeles and managed to raise an incredible $13,250 to donate to to charity which they've graciously decided to split evenly between the DataPortability.org working group and the OpenID Foundation
. We're thrilled by their continuing support of the OpenID community and will use this money to continue furthering OpenID adoption and education around the World.
Already over the past year the Foundation has helped to establish an intellectual property policy
to ensure that all OpenID specifications remain free to implement, got OpenID 2.0 out the door
, hosted an OpenID DevCamp
in San Francisco, co-sponsored the Social Graph FooCamp, grew the board
to include Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo!, and started work to form local chapters
of the Foundation.
Thanks to this incredibly generous donation, this year you'll continue to see the Foundation fostering development communities around the World and pushing forward specifications, best practices and increasing general education around OpenID.
We can't thank TechCrunch enough for supporting us.