[OpenID] [oauth] Re: Replacing email verification with RSS 'push' feeds and OAuth

Breno de Medeiros breno at google.com
Wed Apr 8 16:48:13 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Peter Williams <pwilliams at rapattoni.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
> [Peter Williams]
>> It may not be "any OP can play the game" but is still open in the
>> sense that reputation-based communities are. Clearly this game cannot
>> be played without reputation metrics, this is a trust issue, not a
>> protocol issue.
> [Peter Williams] Certainly a fallen ideal. In my own personal schema, the web benefits from in this preferred order
> 1 User-centric federations (original openid ideal, dying rapidly)

Only if the above approach is taken _in_exclusion_ of the time honored
practice of manual email validation. I don't think anybody is
proposing it, and I can't see why would an RP profit from purposefully
barring classes of users from registering.


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