[OpenID] Anti-XRI FUD

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Jan 3 10:56:52 UTC 2007

Gabe Wachob wrote:
 > And "a full implementation of Zooko's triangle" is a
 > nonsensical statement. To quote zooko: "Names:
 > Decentralized, Secure, Human-Meaningful: Choose Two"
 > (or "global", "securely unique", "memorable",
 > depending on how you break it down.

A full implementation of Zooko's triangle supports
multiple names for an entity with appropriate mappings
between them in order to accomplish all three goals.

 > It sounds to me like a lot of people are upset that
 > somehow INames are not totally decentralized.

It is genuinely hard to build an entirely decentralized
name system.  The problem is not that Inames is
centralized, the problem is that its centralization
results in it being a for-profit venture.  If I do work
for a for-profit venture, I expect to be paid.

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