[OpenID] No benefits of XRI i-names/i-numbers as OpenIDs (was: is openid 2.0 a lightweight identity system?)
Christopher St John
ckstjohn at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 13:31:35 UTC 2007
On 2/13/07, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:21:19AM -0800,
> Drummond Reed <drummond.reed at cordance.net> wrote
> a message of 80 lines which said:
> > though persistence is probably the most important one.
> And it is mostly FUD. A *lot* of organizations spread FUD on URL and
> try to sell a "permanent" registration service. Probably because they
> are jealous of Verisign and would like to earn a market share like
> them. XRI is just one of the smallest and less credible contenders in
> that area.
> They forget that "permanent" is an administrative issue, not a
> technical one. It is easy to have permanent URI. Permanent URL are
> more difficult but it is the same thing for any other "permanent"
> scheme. If xdi.org collapses, what will become of your "permanent"
The appeal of OpenID is focus, simplicity and the use of existing, well
accepted technologies, but the effort seems to be moving away from
that initial goodness.
Christopher St. John
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