Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft "Ultimately, we want to be able to securely make transactions without giving third parties the ability to masquerade as us; we want to be able to visit websites and make purchases without those sites being able to track us or combine different pieces of information to draw a more complete picture of us; we want to be able to be able to disclose some information about ourselves, but not everything. The U-Prove framework, released as a CTP today by Microsoft, aims to solve these problems."
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Fail
by zegenie on Thu 4th Mar 2010 00:28 UTC
zegenie
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2005-12-31

"ultimately, we know about openid and oauth, but seeing as open source is the spawn of satan, we cannot really work *with* them, but are inherently bound to create an inferior and closed alternate solution."

"oh, and our passport attempt doesn't really count as a try".

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RE: Fail
by dylansmrjones on Thu 4th Mar 2010 00:32 in reply to "Fail"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Ehh.. this one is very much open source. The BSD-license used is perfectly compatible with GPL. So what's your problem, apart from this coming from Microsoft?

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RE[2]: Fail
by zegenie on Thu 4th Mar 2010 07:29 in reply to "RE: Fail"
zegenie Member since:
2005-12-31

My problem is that they don't contribute to solve the problem by supporting the initiatives already in place.

We already have OpenID and OAuth for open and cross-"network" identification and authentication. Instead of writing *yet another* authentication and identification framework, why not contribute to and/or use those instead?

They're solving a problem that doesn't exist.

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