Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 19:42 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

Our identities online are becoming ever more valuable to the companies that we entrust them to. What happens though when a company just ups and closes shop (Pownce, for example) and deletes your stuff? Sure, the individual files you'll have on your computer anyway, you won't have lost anything as far as bits and bytes are concerned--but what about friendships you've built up with people who you only know through the service. Your data should be portable so that you can take it to any service and not lose those relationships that you've built up in one walled-garden when it collapses, or you decide to move on. OpenID tries to solve this brand-centric problem by placing you at the centre of your data and allowing the sites you trust access through a single sign-on. OSnews is contemplating implementing OpenID and would like your feedback, but there are a few questions to consider--please read on for details

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by vijayd81 on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 22:51 UTC
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1. YES
2. YES. Wherever possible
3. YES. That would be awesome
4. Please, NO. There's already a lot of providers. I always feel like that lot of providers just spoil the whole idea. I already have both Google and Y! OpenIDs. I try to use just my Google ID. Multiple accounts mean multiple passwords and we will end up in the same situation as now.
5. YES.
6. You guys could provide options (in account preferences) for those data. This is one area where lot of people won't argree.

On top of these, I would like to link my current data with OpenID. Without this, I would end up with two accounts in OSnews which is not good.


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