[OpenID] OpenID, P2P and decentralization

Paul Madsen paulmadsen at rogers.com
Fri Mar 2 19:40:17 UTC 2007

np, i caught myself just before sending my reply :-)


Hi Carl, I think it's public in the contexts (i.e. to which RPs I 
present it) I choose.

If I have the right to pick which OpenID I can present to any particular 
RP, why should I lose that control just because you happen to have a 
particular one of my URIs in your social network?



Carl Howells wrote:
> (Sorry for the double-email Paul, I forgot how this list is set up.)
> Because an OpenID isn't private information?  The whole *point* of the 
> system is that it's a public-facing identifier.
> Carl
> Paul Madsen wrote:
> > David, you wouldn't give out my email, my home address, my SIN, or 
> my phone number without asking yourself whether I might object, why 
> should an OpenID be different?
> >
> > paul

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