Get Your OpenID On


Two quick announcements this week which bode well for OpenID:

  1. PayPal joins the OpenID Foundation
  2. Facebook joins the OpenID Foundation

It’s fantastic to see the largest and fastest growing social network (in the US anyway) and a major online payment provider both joining the momentum behind the open stack and the assembled web.

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  1. Interesting moves. I’m really hoping that Facebook can help improving the user experience of OpenID. They do a much better with Facebook Connect at the moment.

  2. Indeed, though it is much easier when you exert the control Facebook does. OpenID is trying to create a distributed environment open to any two parties, whereas Facebook Connect controls one side of the equation.

    That said, I do think examples like the recent Google-Plaxo Hybrid approach show that (significant) improvement is possible even in the open stack.

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