"I agree with Blowdart. The problem is we don't need more openid providers, we need more openid consumers. "jjesse said:I agree with Blowdart. The problem is we don't need more openid providers, we need more openid consumers. Channel9, MSDN forums, hotmail, Facebook, and Google should all consume open ids.blowdart said:*snip*
The problem is that then we store some of our profile informaiton elsewhere and they would lose out on that.
www.identi.ca the open source twitter clone is a consumer of openid, so I use my open id from Ubuntu (launchpad.net is a provider and their wiki's are conumser's) to authenticate against identi.ca and all of the Ubuntu sites.
Now if i could just standarize against one open id provider (whether Yahoo, MS, or someone else) and sign in across the board then I would be excited.
True. But more providers will hopefully push the adoption those considering whether or not to make their apps consumers.