Useful post from Erin Knight detailing the background to open badges and some of the work being taken forward currently by Mozilla.
"I wrote awhile back about our thinking around the Webmaker Badges. Well that thinking is now a reality, we launched the first set of Webmaker badges at MozFest.
There was a big Mozilla post and fanfare around the launch, so I’ll just let you read that for the high level details, but I wanted to go a level deeper and also highlight some key next steps."
Via DML Competition