General things to consider

Martin Atkins mart at
Wed Nov 2 13:56:55 PST 2005

Kurt Raschke wrote:
> On Nov 2, 2005, at 7:46 AM, Martin Atkins wrote:
>> OpenID doesn't go away. YADIS is an additional layer on top of 
>> OpenID. The signon bit underneath will remain unchanged. In  practice,
>> I'd guess that old OpenID users would also go on  including the
>> openid.server and openid.delegate links in documents  for back-compat,
>> so clued-in consumers would be able to bypass  YADIS altogether in
>> many cases.
> From a logistical standpoint, if OpenID is going to continue on as a 
> distinct entity, then should it get its own mailing list?
> I think that a fair amount of the confusion stems from the fact that 
> YADIS was announced on the OpenID mailing list, and given that OpenID 
> itself was once named yadis, it seemed like YADIS was the next 
> generation of OpenID, and that OpenID as we know it was going away.

Yes, I agree. This is confounded further by the fact that the mailing
list is called YADIS but most people joined it for OpenID, and the GMane
newsgroup associated with it is called "openid.general".

There isn't really any nice way out of this unless the GMane folks can
be persuaded to change the configuration of the openid newsgroup there
to use this hypothetical new OpenID list instead.

Having said all that, OpenID is essentially "done" now, so it could be
argued that it no longer needs a mailing list. :)

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