[OpenID] why is xri so obtuse?
dkearns at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 22:42:56 UTC 2007
From: James A. Donald
> James A. Donald
> > > > > A full implementation of Zooko's triangle is
> > > > > multi rooted, and functions similarly to the way
> > > > > we handle actual human names or words in the
> > > > > English language. You don't have to apply to
> > > > > anyone for permission to use a name, or pay a
> > > > > fee to someone for use of that name, nor can
> > > > > that name be suddenly taken away from you after
> > > > > you have developed a lot of customer loyalty
> > > > > towards that name.
> Dave Kearns
> > > > But you most likely do have to apply to someone
> > > > for the key, which is the important part of the
> > > > system.
> James A. Donald:
> > > You are referring to some proposed implementation of
> > > Zooko's triangle with which I am not familiar.
> Dave Kearns wrote:
> > see
> > http://www.skyhunter.com/marcs/petnames/IntroPetNames.html
> In that proposed implementation, the keys are public
> private key pairs, so you do not have to apply to anyone
> for them. Public private key pairs are always self
Self-authenticating, yes, but sell-generating key pairs are never "securely
unique," a requirement of the system.
Face it, there is no free lunch. You, or someone acting on your behalf, has
to pay something to someone else in order to participate in a rooted,
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