On 3/23/07, Jeremy Frumkin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
While OpenID has potential within certain contexts, I have difficulty seeing
it being quickly adopted by libraries, universities, or other entities that
need to relate real identities to an OpenID. OpenID doesn¹t do trust; it
explicitly says it is not a trust system. For libraries to adopt OpenID,
they need to somehow link OpenID to a trust system. It isn¹t clear to me
that there is enough added value to libraries at this point to adopt OpenID
­ of course, I¹d be glad to buy someone a beer if they provide a use case to
convince me otherwise ;-)

I can only offer you a beer of agreement; OpenID is fantastic for
geeks who can control their online environment, but hopeless for
normal people. The only trust given in the system is based on the
trust of the ID source, and in many cases that's just as hard to come
by in new shapes as it has been in the past. For *me* OpenID is
fantastic, but for my wife it means nothing. I suspect most of our
patrons are in the latter category, but hey, we're going to implement
OpenID cross-system soon so at least we're trying. :)

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