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Roadmap whiteboard (2011.01.21)

Bits of -love- frustration

@ChrisMessina: "OpenID:OAuth::FireWire:USB"

Quora What's wrong with OpenID

37Signals "We'll be retiring support for Open ID on May 1, 2011

Tim GregoryFederated identity and why OpenID sucks

Dare Obasanjo Learning from our Mistakes: The Failure of OpenID, AtomPub and XML on the Web

takeaways/things to avoid
  • For everyone else, OpenID sucks because it's:
    • hard
    • yet another login (instead of the one true login)
    • doesn't provide enough information to RPs (e.g. name, photo, etc.)
    • confusing (I'm a URL?)