[wp-hackers] GSoC 2008 Proposal: Core OpenID Support
lloydomattic at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 02:20:32 GMT 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
> > What does OpenID specifically bring to the table for WordPress?
> As you said, the goal should be to improve the experience of the WordPress
> For a good normal-user perspective, I recommend reading "Why OpenID" at
> <http://openid.yahoo.com/>. For many "normal" users, ID management is an
> onerous, persistent and frustrating problem that the WP developer community
> can either be proactive about or not.
Yes, it makes sense for Yahoo.com, WordPress.com and other huge
identity bases to be OpenID providers, but you haven't made a
connection to how these problems relates to the WordPress software
> Whether it's a plug-in or not doesn't seem as relevant as whether it's
> part-and-parcel of WP or not.
Sorry, I don't understand what that means.
OpenID doesn't solve any problems for most bloggers or their blog's
participants. If you feel it does, I would love to hear a use case
that affects most WordPress participants.
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