Mozilla releases Open Badges 1.0
Posted Mar 15, 2013 22:29 UTC (Fri) by JoeBuck
Parent article: Mozilla releases Open Badges 1.0
If something like this (a mechanism that, for instance, certifies who has completed online courses and such via a digital signature infrastructure) takes off, it's much better for us all if it is non-proprietary (instead of being tied to the next Twitster or Faceplace).
There could be problems: if it is used to certify who the top contributors to a free software project is, and the project forks, the person who controls the issuing of badges for the project might wind up being the dissenter, while everyone else doing the real work has left. But we already have this issue with trademarks and domain names.
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