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

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 00:14:46 UTC 2010

+1. The follow-up then is: what needs to happen to get the largest
proponents to start doing that kind of dogfooding?

I imagine there's probably efforts in the works to make this happen, but are
there any obvious barriers that need to be taken care of in order to make
real progress on that issue?


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Allen Tom <atom at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:

>  Speaking personally – it seems to me that leading by example means that
> the biggest proponents of OpenID should dogfood it. It’s hypocritical to be
> selling all the benefits of accepting OpenID without actually consuming
> OpenID.
> Allen
> On 1/15/10 8:09 PM, "Chris Messina" <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> We must do MUCH more heavy lifting -- bringing the horses to the trough
> so-to-speak -- in order to get them to drink. We must develop the language,
> then, that allows people to express their desires, if not just become aware
> of them by realizing what's possible (i.e. No more passwords! How? Support
> OpenID!). We haven't developed, let alone promoted, these memes widely
> enough yet, so that'd be one area that I think marketing could tackle.
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