Hello Mailman Developers.
I'm in the process of writing a patch to allow users and site admins to log in using OpenID, a protocol using browser redirects for delegating authentication to a special site, using a URL as an identifier. (see www.openidenabled.com and/or www.openid.net for more info)
I downloaded 2.1.7rc1 and I have been investigating what it will take to write this patch. I have had trouble connecting to the cvs server, "cvs [login aborted]: reading from server: Connection reset by peer" or I would be looking at the latest cvs. Anyhow...
I noticed the two modules MemberAdaptor.py and OldStyleMemberships.py, the latter of which contains an implementation while the former does not. It appears that the membership system is in some sort of transition, and I wondered what the plans were, and how I could help, especially to make it easier to use OpenID or other similar systems.
Dag Arneson JanRain Inc.