Background: "ORCID update", December 2011: http://orcid.org/sites/default/files/orcidcni2011complete.pdf
Warming ourselves to the subject, here are some excerpts from relevant recent conversations:
RL"Bob": We thought that a concrete step would be to initiate mace-dir work around defining an "authorid" and a "published name" as eduPerson attributes. The spectre of us doing this might be enough to bring together some of the potential interested parties including some publishers, the national libraries, university libraries, OCLC, etc, to advise and dissent. Some of we might want to consider whether any of the former incommon-libraries participants could be interested.