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Re: WebID questions -- was: [dane] Call for Adoption: "Using Secure DNS to Associate Certificates with Domain Names For S/MIME"

From: Ben Laurie <benl@google.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:57:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CABrd9STybah8++LgjCH+3wjaKcpezDpWGhC50ze3FuV9e0cVZg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: public-webid@w3.org, Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>
On 26 September 2012 13:50, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
> On 26 Sep 2012, at 13:59, Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> wrote:
>> The easy interface works well only if you are happy with a small
>> number of identities - i.e. linkability across almost everything.
>> Also, note that this kind of thing was tried with Microsoft's
>> InfoCards and also with OpenID. It didn't go so well.
>
> Microsoft's info cards was a centralised solution I believe. Here we are using only open web standards: HTTP, TLS, RDF, Linked Data. Which allows everybody - individuals as well as large institutions to participate. We are not excluding anyone here.

No, infocards were decentralised. But that's really not the point -
the point was that they involved similar choices amongst a large
number of possibilities, and it turned out to be hard to use. OpenID
has a similar problem (its what they call the Nascar problem).
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2012 07:57:41 UTC

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