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Re: [foaf-protocols] fql and oauth, in webid land

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:41:40 +0100
Cc: <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, <foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org>
Message-Id: <F0E04737-662C-43AA-A087-C3B649AC8704@bblfish.net>
To: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>
The WebID Charter is listed here

   http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/charter

We will look into ways we can interact with OAuth, OpenId and other Identity initiatives, at least 
to the extent of finding out how these different protocols can complement each other. Some of these
ways of interacting may be reasonably simple, as with OpenId and WebID as shown by http://webid4.me/
There may be some simple linked data ways to do something similar with OAuth. If these are simple
enough we could even put out short summaries on how this can be done.... This will depend on how much
time is available and how much energy members will want to spend on investigating these questions.

Henry


On 24 Jan 2011, at 22:03, Peter Williams wrote:

> is it within scope of the charter to contemplate
>  
> webid in self-signed cert points to facebook API URI for member, server pulls non-FOAF/RDF graph from API, server performs FQL (rather than SPARQL) on the graph perhaps using its OAUTH credentials to remote the comparison of keys to a facebook query server, servers uses facebook authorization API to limit access to modules on its website?
>  
> In terms of legitimizing the STRUCTURE, NATURE and VALUE of the webid protocol, it would seem to be: yes!
>  
> The number of parties who could bang that out in a day should be ... a few thousand.
>  
> once the point is made, then the standard works really begins, so allow the same flow to use non-proprietary versions of the same elements. Should facebook add "further"-value to its proprietary "value-add", one gets the usual competition between benefits of open standards vs proprietary standards - which seems to be a positive thing (since everyone wins...)
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