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On Oct 11, 2010, at 4:22 PM, Per Eriksson wrote:
Some of the pros of OpenID are:

* No need to register additional accounts. Only the need to apply rights to accounts in enabled 
* Saves time for the user.
* Can be reused by the user for other services outside TDF.
* Already several implementations for open source programming languages.
* Well-known

And some cons:

* Somewhat higher security risk. On the other hand, we don't store financial data or something 
* If you get any problems with your account, it will affect all services.

What do others think? Do we have other technologies to concider? Or any objections/additions to 
the list? :-)

I think OpenID would be a major benefit, and I know it would be well-received by technical members. 
For the less geeky, I suggest we also support Facebook Connect. In addition to the single sign-on 
benefits, it can also propagate TDF activity out to members' activity streams and contacts. As a 
presentation I recently attended suggested, "marketing should be built-in to the product." In our 
case, we'd be facilitating a stream of TDF related news back to Facebook by the simple act of 
participating (with user approval), which means more, and more-continuous, promotion of our work. 
This is sometimes called an "amplifier effect."


Benjamin Horst
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