[OpenID board] Ongoing maintenance of the OpenID libraries

John Bradley ve7jtb at ve7jtb.com
Thu Jan 20 15:47:04 UTC 2011


Are you referring to the libraries themselves or the WIKI pages we host pointing to those distributions?

I know Libraries like openID4java are still actively maintained and in that case officially part of a number of Eclipse projects.

John B.
On 2011-01-20, at 12:39 PM, Dick Hardt wrote:

> Chris
> Hearing that the libraries are falling by the wayside indicates a lack of interest in OpenID to me. 
> Having paid to build a number of the libraries, it is disappointing that this is the current state (assuming your analysis is correct).
> As I stated a number of times, I think OpenID 2.0 is the wrong product for the market and the Foundation may need to bite the bullet to move on to something that truly solves a broad set of customers.
> -- Dick
> On 2011-01-19, at 6:40 PM, Chris Messina wrote:
>> It has come to my attention that the maintenance of the OpenID libraries has fallen by the wayside in the past year. Since OpenID 2.0 is still the de facto latest version, I believe it is up to the foundation to make sure that we're keeping the existing libraries up to date.
>> Specifically, since our code is hosted on GitHub, there have been several forks and subsequent pull requests posted to the PHP library:
>> https://github.com/openid/php-openid
>> Will Norris is reviewing these changes but I think this raises an important issue that we've neglected for some time — making the developer experience of integrating OpenID (beyond using an off-the-shelf solution like Janrain Engage) adequate. To that end, making sure that the libraries are open for improvements, and that we respond to pull requests in a timely fashion should be something that we prioritize in 2011.
>> If it's unclear who the current maintainers or owners are for the libraries, that's something we should absolutely address.
>> Chris
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