Today, Bryan Mathers and I have had published an article that goes into why Open Badges are such a good fit for open communities.
The web is the perfect medium for a new credentialing system. Just like the web, Open Badges are democratic, open, and distributed. The OBI is itself open source, as are many badge issuing solutions found on GitHub and other code repositories. Open Badges help move forward the open web.
Read the post in full: 3 reasons open source needs Open Badges
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