David Recordon to Join Facebook as Senior Open Programs Manager

david-recordon-facebookDavid Recordon, a long time advocate of “open” technologies and a leader of the OpenID and OAuth movements since their beginning, is joining Facebook, he has confirmed to us. He’ll start work next week as “Senior Open Programs Manager.”  Recordon was most recently a director at Six Apart.

Recordon will continue work on open source and open standards in his new role at Facebook.

“When I look back to two years ago when I re-joined Six Apart, I did so out of an interest in evolving social networking technologies and by working together the industry has made an amazing amount of progress,” Recordon said. “This past year as I’ve worked closer with teams at Facebook, I’ve been impressed by their products, smart people, and innovation.”

Earlier this year, Facebook joined the OpenID board of directors as a corporate sustaining member, and said that users would soon thereafter be able to login to the site via OpenID. One month later, the feature launched.

With Recordon’s hire, Facebook is increasing the amount of “open” DNA in the company. Last year, the company hired Mike Schroepfer from Mozilla, and Facebook has recently been taking steps to allow and encourage users to publish content more openly.

However, Recordon will put a more public face on Facebook’s “open” efforts going forward.

“I hope to build on my past experience in working on making the web more open and useful for everyone,” he says.

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2 Responses to “David Recordon to Join Facebook as Senior Open Programs Manager”

  1. nustik says:

    in the spirit of “openness”, looking forward to david introducing a button somewhere inside facebook that allows a user to appropriately download their data and port to another social network if they please

  2. facebook applications says:

    Facebook did good here. Hopefully we will be able to get our data out of Facebook too with David on the case

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