[isf-wifidog] Re: profiles

Proulx François fproulx at edito.qc.ca
Jeu 17 Nov 16:44:20 EST 2005

OpenID is great in theory, but unfortunetaly almost all current  
server implementations are embedded in blog systems ... For some of  
our users it's ok, still I'm using Wordpress and the implementation  
is not completed yet.  It is not a viable solution for Wifidog unless  
some big player in the market (Google ? Yahoo ?) decides he  
implements OpenID identity authentication on their mail services  
(GMail, Yahoo Mail ... ).... Even if it happens, a minority of our  
users use either of these services, so it would be a chore for them  
to play with Wifidog profiles ... Of course for us, tech-savvy power  
users, we already use all theses services, many of us have blogs ...  
We need profiles ASAP, I don't think we can afford to wait "Identity  
2.0" emergence before we implement the profiles. Should we base our  
design in a way that it would be feasible (or better, trivial) to add  
OpenID, SXIP or whatever win the "Identity 2.0" battle, YES ! So get  
your keyboards typin' and your hard drives rollin' cause users will  
be doing "sex, drug and rock'n'roll" at a hotspot near you, soon ! ;-)

My 2.00003 Japanese Yens

On 17-Nov-2005, at 14:50 , Saul Albert wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 02:24:36PM -0500, Michael Lenczner wrote:
>> pascal, francois - this is a good presentation on identity.  it's
>> relevant to what we're doing with profiles - considering we  
>> eventually
>> want to allow users to use third party services like:
>> -jabber
>> -map annotation
>> -calendar syndication
>> -etc
>> Web 2.0 High Order Bit - Identity 2.0
>> http://www.identity20.com/media/WEB2_2005/
> Hey ilesansfillers,
> The powerpoint tail wags the presenter dog.. what an.. erm..  
> interesting
> performance.
> We looked at openid http://openid.net/ which does seem to work. he  
> says
> 'not a lot of features'. hmm. how many features does it need?
> He also said 'good for blogs'.
> That's good enough for me.
> Jo looked at the pyhton implementation and said it was messy, but they
> already have it implemented on LiveJournal, Typekey, Moveable Type,  
> and a
> bunch of other things.
> I'm very interesteed to hear what people's opinions are on this one -
> it's an important one when dealing with lots of sources.. as we've
> found..
> Cheers,
> Saul.
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