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Re: [libreoffice-website] OpenID



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 systems.
> * 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 similar.
> * 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."

-Ben

Benjamin Horst
bhorst@mac.com
646-464-2314 (Eastern)
www.solidoffice.com


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Follow-Ups:
Re: [libreoffice-website] OpenIDFlorian Effenberger <floeff@documentfoundation.org>
Re: [libreoffice-website] OpenIDKeith Williams <kwilliams@thoughtfarmproductions.com>
References:
[libreoffice-website] OpenIDPer Eriksson <pereriksson@openoffice.org>
Re: [libreoffice-website] OpenIDFlorian Effenberger <floeff@documentfoundation.org>
Re: [libreoffice-website] OpenIDPer Eriksson <pereriksson@openoffice.org>
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