[OpenID] OpenID, P2P and decentralization
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Sat Mar 3 12:19:08 UTC 2007
Recordon, David wrote:
> Agreed, if you're using a public identifier then what is the harm.
> I'd also have no problem giving someone your email address,
> paulmadsen at rogers.com, since you've made it a public identifier by
> posting to publicly archived mailing list. Same would apply for
> something like Ben Laurie's phone number since he posts it publicly at
> Now if you've shared an identifier with me which you don't use in a
> public fashion, then I would respect that and not share it.
> So same thing with an OpenID URL or iname. If it is being used publicly
> http://davidrecordon.com or =kaliya then I don't see why it being
> referenced in a public fashion is a bad thing.
I think the crux of the issue is that it's left up to each person's
judgement as to whether a particular identifier for a friend is okay to
share in a particular context. This is not a problem that technology
will cause nor solve; people just have to make sure that they only
present information of any kind to people who they trust to use it
More information about the general