[IronPython] Passport (was: Ironpython 0.7 released!)

Nicholas Bastin nbastin at opnet.com
Mon Mar 28 23:40:29 CEST 2005

On Mar 28, 2005, at 4:24 PM, J. Merrill wrote:

> At 11:35 AM 3/28/2005, Jim Hugunin wrote (in part)
>> Do you have a technical reason that you don't want to/can't get a 
>> passport to file bugs?
> My impression is that Passport behavior when you want to have more 
> than one of them is a problem, because -- in order to avoid having you 
> constantly enter Passport info -- various things try to pass your 
> Passport identity invisibly to other things.

This is most of my problem with Passport.  If I get a passport login, 
and some site like GDN needs more than just login and email from me, I 
have to enter this information.  This is fine, because I want to access 
GDN.  However, now any other passport site can access this information 
from me if I accidentally go there, regardless of whether I really 
wanted to log into their site or not.  I like to make a choice of what 
sites I give my personal info to, and signing up to Passport gives my 
personal information to an unbounded number of sites, over which I have 
no control.  When I create a login for sourceforge, for example, I know 
that only sourceforge has that information (assuming they're not lying 
to me about what they do with the data, but I have to have a certain 
level of trust here), and that accessing another site won't result in 
my personal data being transferred automatically.


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