From the Project Thor Blog:
On April 17, as part of FORCE 2016 in Portland Oregon, Crossref, and THOR partners DataCiteand ORCID convened a workshop to discuss the current state of the art in organisation identifiers. We discussed this issue previously in a post on the ORCID blog, and we’re pleased to report back to you all that the workshop was a big success. Since then, we’ve been pulling together our notes and thoughts on the issue of organisation identifiers, and we’d like to share the headlines with you.
The community represented at the meeting agreed strongly with our conclusions that there is no solution available today that meets all the scholarly communications community’s needs. It is clear that the community needs a solution based on open data (for a community infrastructure such as this, CC-Zero is really the only appropriate license for the data). We need a robust, high-volume API if we are to build infrastructure around organisation identifiers. This infrastructure needs to have transparent, community-led governance, and a responsive, properly resourced entity to maintain all of this.