I'm pretty sure I can safely say we are _looking_ at OpenID. Sorry not trying to be political.
The thing about the BBC, is in the past we've done something and its been somewhat a anti-climax. Mainly because its not joined up. Take Microformats, we do have Microformats on the bbc domain somewhere, but not everywhere, yet! If we were to do OpenID it would have to be pretty joined up, otherwise people would loose faith in the technology and have bad experiences. This is something I hear about some of the other (can anyone say on the bandwagon) OpenID providers. So much for being political :) Ian Forrester This e-mail is:  private; [x] ask first;  bloggable Senior Producer, BBC Backstage BC5 C3, Media Village, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] work: +44 (0)2080083965 mob: +44 (0)7711913293 -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Andrew Bowden Sent: 21 April 2008 16:48 To: email@example.com Subject: RE: [backstage] Open ID on BBC Blogs > I just looked at this post > http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/04/blogs_getting_b > etter_finally.html#commentsanchor > and was about to comment when I saw that registration had been > enabled. > Any chance we could see OpenID logins sometime soon? > The benefits of OpenID to the end user are pretty simple: > they don't need to have different accounts on every service (in this > case a blog) in existence. > I'm sure there is some Movable Type code which could be borrowed for > this. Movable Type 4 comes with OpenID authentication built in - however the new blogs installation isn't actually using Movable Type to handle comments and registration. Instead, comments are handled by the BBC's DNA software which runs message boards, H2G2 and various other similar functions. DNA then hooks into the BBC's standard single sign on service, which as you might guess, doesn't support OpenID. Speaking on a personal basis only, I think it would be lovely if the BBC's standard single sign on service allowed the use of OpenID. Just as long as I'm not the one who has to implement it all :) - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://email@example.com/