[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"
> XRI?


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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