[OpenID] Microsoft and OpenID Q&A

Dick Hardt dick at sxip.com
Fri Feb 23 15:01:25 UTC 2007

On 23-Feb-07, at 12:42 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 04:23:28AM +0200,
>  Dmitry Shechtman <damnian at gmail.com> wrote
>  a message of 12 lines which said:
>> Won't the required changes to OpenID turn it into a heavyweight  
>> protocol?
> It's also a concern I have: OpenID 1.0 was very simple, easy to use
> and to deploy. OpenID 2.0 is already far from that and pressures to
> add stuff like i-names only aggravate it. I wonder if the bloating is
> related to a deal with Microsoft.

That is one of the craziest things I have heard!

There was no "deal" with Microsoft.

The spec is pretty close to what it was last summer.

-- Dick

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