[OpenID] OpenID, P2P and decentralization

Kaliya * identitywoman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 15:46:34 UTC 2007

I get really freaked out when People start talking XFN and identities of any

Personally I never want my OpenID identifier in ANYONE's XFN file.  This
sort of social graph portability is highly privacy invasive and goes against
the "laws" that people should have both control and consent for where PII

I would like to see some deeper thought go into how OpenID plays well with
emerging projects like Higgins and the Liberty People service that are
looking hard at contextual identity management and how to port social graphs
while respecting privacy.

I get that many folks here are not concerned about where they end up in
other peoples social graphs and how they are ported around the web without
their knowledge.  I am.  Many people do. Many people do who will be users of

On 3/1/07, seb20 <seb.deuxzero at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I wonder if anyone has thought about building an OpenID solution
> (provider/consumer) based on P2P and XFN ? I wrote a small
> presentation you can see here, if you want to see what I mean (very
> high level, not too technical):
> http://www.egomedium.net/fr/wp-content/p2popenid.pdf
> This would allow to decentralize the identity repository, and store
> fragments of identities on your friends network. If people are
> interested, maybe we could start a page on the Wiki, and if it makes
> sense, where ?
> Sebastien
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