There's a whole chunk of the hacking session devoted to oAuth.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Isaiah Carew <isa...@me.com> wrote:
> How so?  What do you think will be the significance of chirp for desktop
> OAuth?  Was there an announcement that I missed?
>
> isaiah
> http://twitter.com/isaiah
> On Feb 2, 2010, at 10:30 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>
> Actually, we'll know the answers at Chirp or before. Chirp is the
> watershed for Twitter and the developer ecosystem. Time as we know it
> will be reckoned B.C. (Before Chirp) and A.D. (After Disclosures). ;-)
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Isaiah Carew <isa...@me.com> wrote:
>
> Leveling the playing field is "elephant in the room" easy:
>
> Immediately ignore the source parameter on all Basic Auth calls. Right
>
> now. It's a 5-second coding job.
>
> Twitter has announced plans (see @ev's announcement in Dec.) to do almost
>
> exactly that come June.  Not quite instant gratification, but June is sooner
>
> than you think.
>
> But two big questions remain:
>
> 1.  Will Twitter add OAuth additions that allow for alternative credential
>
> exchange?  (in plain English:  username/password on desktop) Raffi has
>
> hinted at this previously (source: details ), but few details have emerged.
>
> 2.  Will Twitter overlook less-than-perfect implementations that improve UX?
>
>  (i.e. screen scraping the PIN, internal browsers, etc.)  So far these
>
> practices seem to be flying under the radar in a few clients, but will that
>
> change when the big guys enter the game?
>
> We'll know the answers in June.  It should be fun to watch and make for some
>
> lively forum threads.  Bring popcorn and stand clear of the flames.  ;-)
>
> isaiah
>
> http://twitter.com/isaiah
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>
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> --
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
> http://borasky-research.net
>
> "I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God." ~Alan Hovhaness
>
>



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