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Re: OpenID

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:42:30 +0200
Message-ID: <48AC4976.3070508@danbri.org>
To: elharo@metalab.unc.edu
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, www-tag@w3.org

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> No.  I couldn't care less.  XRDS seriously screwed up in defining XRI.
>> OpenID could have been deployed far more effectively if it had simply
>> reused existing information systems directly instead of inventing a
>> duplication of DNS using HTTP and making an incomprehensible mess of
>> its documentation as a result.
> On a tangent, OpenID seems to be dying on the vine, like similar systems 
> before it. Is it worth creating yet another federated, open, single 
> sign-on system and doing it right, or are there business reasons why the 
> market just doesn't want this? Would solving the technical problems lead 
> to broader adoption or not?
> (I'm currently deep in a project that depends on this sort of stuff, so 
> this is of more than theoretical interest.)


Can you elaborate on this 'dying on the vine' claim? Seems rather 
dramatic language. I'm happily logging into Drupal, Wordpress, Laconica 
and MediaWiki using an OpenID delegated from my homepage URL. Plenty of 
providers exist. There are issues and problems for sure, but this 
certainly feels like progress. In what sense is OpenID dying?



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