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While the term “Open Web” was largely popularized by Mozilla a few years ago, it has evolved to stand for an entire group of community developed open specifications. These communities share many needs yet as an example don’t currently have an easy way to ensure that everything they create is freely implementable by everyone.
David Recordon is the Senior Open Programs Manager at Facebook, where he leads open source and open standards initiatives. He joined Facebook from Six Apart where he focused on platform strategies, and previously worked at VeriSign in the emerging business group. David has played a pivotal role in the development and popularization of key social media technologies, such as OpenID and OAuth. He collaborated with Brad Fitzpatrick in the development of OpenID, which has since become the most popular decentralized single-sign-on protocol in the history of the Web. In 2007, he became the youngest recipient of the Google-O’Reilly Open Source Award.