In following Christine's discussion, "where are badges being stored and noted?", I was provoked by one of Peter's comments -
"A persons badges need to be open; in that they are not stored in a proprietary location using a non-standard format"
Question - should openness be inextricably linked to badges, or loosely linked?A related issue - openness and universally exposed are not the same thing, so what does openness look like.
As for badges being stored in a non proprietary location - I think this raises practical concerns as I suspect that stored in a hidden, if not proprietary location, will be needed for some badges. I want some people and not others to know what I've done or achieved in certain areas of my life; by extension I expect badges need to recognise peoples' desire for privacy. Bob may be a Mason or a Rotarian elder; he might want some, but not others, to know this fact....