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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Comment by DOSguy
by DOSguy on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 23:03 UTC
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2009-07-27

1. Do you already have an OpenID account?
I don't.
2. Do you make use of your OpenID account?
n/a
3. Would you welcome OSnews offering an OpenID login option?
Sure. I'm sure a lot of visitors would like it.
4. Should OSnews be an OpenID provider?
need: no. welcome: yes
5. Is owning your own identity important to you?
Because of my paranoid nature I actually prefer having segregated accounts for each kind of activity and location on the Internet. Besides, Lastpass solves a lot of problems for me.
6. What should OSnews let you do with your data?
It's the internet; I don't really believe I own my comments. I 'donate' them to the internet, for everyone to see, even though they're generally quite useless. People who use their real name and such might think otherwise about their comments though.

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