[OpenID board] Adoption: are we ready? (Was: Re: board Digest, Vol 37, Issue 10)

Brian Kissel bkissel at janrain.com
Fri Jan 15 20:04:34 UTC 2010

Regardless of how we get the technologies to work with each other, from an adoption perspective it seems like we do need to have a clear and consistent message on how RPs and end users can leverage all the benefits of OpenID, OAuth, WRAP, Portable Contacts, SREG/AX, Activity Streams, etc. in a robust and reliable way.  Facebook has done a great job providing a turnkey solution for website operators and end users that provides benefits to both stakeholders.  The open standards-based alternatives need to offer similarly compelling functionality and ease of deployment/use to see increased success in the market.  What suggestions do folks have on how we achieve that?



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From: openid-board-bounces at lists.openid.net [mailto:openid-board-bounces at lists.openid.net] On Behalf Of Allen Tom
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 10:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [OpenID board] Adoption: are we ready? (Was: Re: board Digest, Vol 37, Issue 10)

As one of the authors of OAuth-WRAP let me just say that rewriting OpenID as a profile of WRAP is a bad idea, especially from a marketing and perception perspective.

However, I do think that we need a way for RPs to access the user's data via API, and some sort of WRAP integration does seem to make sense.


On 1/15/10 8:10 AM, "Chris Messina" <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:45 AM, daniel jacobson <fragment37 at yahoo.com> wrote:

While I'm not about to suggest that we wait for the "perfect" solution - I want to be conscious of the cred that could be burned if we decide, 3-6 months from now, that really OpenID should be rewritten as a profile of OAuth WRAP (let's just say) and that adoption should really hinge on getting WRAP out the door and THEN promoting OpenID v.Next on top of it.
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