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As I post this, I don't see the Stack Exchange logo on the OpenID Foundation's sponsoring members page. This means Stack Exchange is not a member of the OpenID Foundation, right?

If so,

  • does that mean anything with respect to SE being an OpenID provider?
  • Is there any reason SE should be a member of the OpenID Foundation?

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This means StackExchange is not a member of the OpenID Foundation, right?

Right.

does that mean anything with respect to SE being an OpenID provider?

No. You don't need to be a member of the OpenID Foundation to be an OpenID provider.

Is there any reason SE should be a member of the OpenID Foundation?

Not really. I don't see anything in the membership benefits that would directly benefit SE's goal of building high quality Q&A sites. If SE wants to help OpenID further its own goals, then of course they could join the foundation, but other than that I don't think there's any reason for membership.

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