OpenPrivacy.org was influenced by numerous individuals and organizations:
Apache Software Foundation: Provided leadership with regard to project organization and management.
The Cypherpunk Manifesto (1993, Eric Hughes) The Cypherpunks are actively engaged in making the networks safer for privacy. (Fen was a founding member)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation defending civil liberties in the digital world.
Fen Labalme, a primary developer of OpenPrivacy, previously created:
The Free Software Foundation: Reminds us that Freedom is something worth fighting for.
OpenSource.org: We believe that Open Source software is Better software, especially when cryptography is involved.
The World Wide Web Consortium: For organizational examples and their push of XML.
OpenPrivacy satisfies one of the
requirements for Broadcatch systems
and supports the Principles of the Identity Commons
Historical note: OpenPrivacy closed its virtual doors in May of 2002.