[OpenID] why is xri so obtuse?

Dmitry Shechtman damnian at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 19:16:01 UTC 2007

Bon appetit, Drummond. I'm waiting for your reply as well as to LinkSafe's.
However, these "free i-names", as they state it themselves, are something to
"play with". Even if I get one, i-names will never be really free. Did I
misunderstand that?

Meanwhile, here is what I replied to Victor with. Yeah, it's a bit childish.
But I believe it does convey the intended message:


Thank you for your kind suggestion.

I am working on OpenID integration for phpBB, world's #1 bulletin board
software, which also happens to be free.

I thought I should mention i-names support as additional rationale for
bulletin board administrators employing OpenID, but I now see that it would
actually have the opposite effect.

I'd be willing to develop a commercial package that would include i-names
support. If your upstream provider wants me to, they'll have to pay me

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