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Hi Pedro

Le 2012-05-21 18:16, Pedro a écrit :

Marc Paré wrote

Perhaps the convenience of using OpenID is what makes it better for
general use. I don't know if implementing BrowserID along with OpenID is
possible (most things are possible). We have also talked about perhaps
hosting our own OpenID, then people would be able to register with
TDF/LibreOffice and log in with this ID. But this is still an ongoing
discussion.


OpenID is convenient but many Open Source users don't want to open an
account with the "big sharks" to be able to have an universal login.
Having to register with TDF/LibreOffice (again!) completely defeats the
concept of a universal login.

BrowserID seems to be the only company independent universal login. You just
need to have an email account. Any email account will do.

Regards,
Pedro

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OpenID is a foundation and yes, it does provide traffic statistics to its members. In our case TDF/LibreOffice could become a member that dispenses OpenID login/passwords, This would be beneficial from a marketing point of view. Sponsoring members can be found on this page[1]. OpenID is quite "up-front" with the use of its services which are found here[2].

BrowserID is backed by Mozilla. While BroswerID says that it is a "decentralized" system of authentication, there is, however, a centralized authority that collects all of the login/passwords -- the Mozilla Group. You may find some of the details and commments on this page[3].

So, in essence, if we are looking for a decentralized form of logging into any of our sites, well, there is none:

* BrowserID leaves the Mozilla group as the gatekeepers of our login/password data, however, they say that this is done without collection of data. This is the tenet by which we are to believe and trust.

*OpenID is sponsored by many members, does collect demographic information and shares it with groups who carry the OpenID on their site[2 section: "Access rich user profiel data]. If TDF/LibreOffice were to become a member member as well as maintain its own OpenID, the LibreOffice could decide what kind of data is collected.

It all depends on who you trust as well as the popularity of system. If the TDF/LibreOffice becomes and OpenID provider, then, OpenID user would then put their trust in the TDF/LibreOffice. With BrowserID, we put our trust into the Mozilla Group.

Cheers,

Marc


[1] http://openid.net/foundation/sponsoring-members/
[2] http://openid.net/add-openid/
[3] http://lloyd.io/how-browserid-works


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