A badge provider must provide badges in a valid badge format (under development). A major outstanding question is the requirement of identity and/or validation.
Example badges in different formats follow.
The badge backpack is simply the aggregation of all badges across all sites. This could be an (X)HTML file or some other format.
This is still under development. Hopefully with the help of Mike Hanson and Dan Mills, we can figure out a nice and simple system for managing identity and authenticating badge ownership.
- I propose that we have minimal identity requirements for version alpha of the badge framework. For example a web site and user name and email address might be sufficient. --Joshuagay 07:55, 27 October 2010 (PDT)