[Openid-specs-fapi] +1 on Plus

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Wed May 16 13:18:46 UTC 2018

The historical reality is that the name "OpenID Connect" was derived from the already existing and prominent name "Facebook Connect".  (This was done with the involvement of David Recordon, who was then at Facebook.)  So people already understood what "Connect" meant.  We could say "Like Facebook Connect, but with your choice of identity provider" and people would get it.

				-- Mike

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From: Mike Schwartz <mike at gluu.org> 
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Subject: Re: [Openid-specs-fapi] +1 on Plus

Couldn't you say the same thing about "Connect"

Connect what?

- Mike

On 2018-05-16 05:36, Mike Jones wrote:
> Plus is a horrible name because it's meaningless.  Think about it.  If 
> we chose "Plus", the first part of every conversation in which it is 
> used would be to have to explain what it refers to, which everyone 
> would likely do slightly differently.  We shouldn't put ourselves or 
> those using the specs in that position.
> 				-- Mike
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> As Nat points out, OpenID is implicit in all names. So "Plus" is ok I 
> guess... we have "Connect", so it's not that different. "Plus" is 
> generic, but I guess that's the point. And at least it's only four 
> letters :-)
> - Mike
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