Scott Kveton moves to JanRain

Scott Kveton leaves the OSLMy good buddy Scott Kveton has announced that he’ll be leaving the OSL to become the CEO of JanRain, Inc., a Portland-based developer of identity management software systems.

This is significant for a couple reasons, not the least of which is the end of Scott’s great leadership at the OSL, leading to the rise of the premiere host of open source projects such as Mozilla, Gentoo and Drupal.

Besides the legacy he’s leaving behind, the work he’s doing next promises to be extremely interesting, and I wouldn’t expect anything less. Considering that Verisign has built its own OpenID server and that there are more and more OpenID-based identity solutions cropping up, it’s safe to suggest that you keep your eyes on this one. With Kveton stepping onto the field, OpenID proponents have a new ally who’s sure to make rapid advances on the question of open identity (and no, his blog post title is not ironic).

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Author: Chris Messina

Product guy, friend to startups, inventor of the hashtag, proponent of bots and conversational apps; Xoogler and X Uber.

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