I'm a project manager from a company called NashTech. We've been contracted by the department within Open University that manages the OpenLearn website to support the website.
A new version of the Open Badges specification was published at the end of 2016 - https://openbadgespec.org/
Our client would like us to update the badge plugin to support the new specification and submit the code to the community. I believe the aim is for existing badges to continue to work, but to have the option to issue badges that follow the new specification.
I will ask the developers from NashTech who will do the work to get involved in this discussion, but I wanted to start the conversation and ask for your thoughts and suggestions.