[Python-Dev] Offtopic: OpenID Providers

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Sep 5 22:57:08 CEST 2013

On Sep 5, 2013, at 4:53 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> On Sep 06, 2013, at 12:36 AM, Oleg Broytman wrote:
>>  You cannot login using OpenID to most interesting popular sites.
>> GMail? No. Twitter? No. Facebook? FriendFeed? identi.ca? No, no, no.
> I'd be surprised if you ever saw the big social networking sites support
> OpenID or Persona.  They want to own that space themselves, so probably have
> no business incentive to support 3rd party systems.

Not that it changes this statement at all but you wouldn't expect to see a Persona login
for gmail as persona solves the problem that people don't think of urls as personal
identifiers by replacing it with emails. So Gmail would be the Persona IdP

> We're open source, and I think it benefits our mission to support open,
> decentralized, and free systems like OpenID and Persona.
> -Barry
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