OpenId for blogs.sun.com ?

The volume of posts on OpenId, is clearly growing in importance, and big players such as AOL and Microsoft are joining the party. The technical introduction for web developers on the openid wiki will help make more sense of the following discussion:

Given the Web 2.0 is so very much about Micro Killer Apps single sign on is an absolute necessity. As Paul Diamond notes web 2.0 has created a huge number of services that need to be integrated. Indeed, there are services (eg Convinceme) I have not used recently, or blogs I have not responded to, just because I did not want to go through yet another sign on service.

Having OpenId on blogs.sun.com would allow many nice features. Once someone had been allowed to answer a comment on a blog, they could be enabled for every other comments they make without requiring any further aproval. One could generalize this to allow anyone who had ever been allowed by someone on blogs.sun.com to comment, or to all of one's friends as specified in a foaf file.
Danbri points to Doxory.com (tag line: life by committee) as being one such service that uses both the openid information with a foaf file to provide some interesting service. Danny Ayers points to videntity.org as one of the many open id identity registrars that offers you a foaf file. Open Data Spaces, which is built on Virtuoso uses the same url for the openid and the foaf file, and furthermore that URL is editable using WebDav!

Having read the technical introduction carefully, I think the meshing with foaf is simply accomplished like this:
The Foaf url can simply be the open id. According to current OpenId specs the id would have to be able to return a text/html representation, so that the consumer (the blog that is requiring authentication for example), can search the html for the openid.server link relation. The foaf id would then also be able to return and xml/rdf representation by a client on request. This would save the end user from having to learn two different ids, and it would be a way of authenticating a foaf file on top of it. In this scenario the html representation should have a foaf link relation pointing back the the same url.

Otherwise it would probably be useful to have a sioc property to link to an open id.

Comments:

Henry,

OpenLink Data Spaces (ODS) - is a Distributed Collaborative Application Suite built using Virtuoso. It provides a single URI for OpenID, a Personal URI (based on FOAF), and a WebDAV endpoint.

ODS was developed to facilitate generation of Semantic Web Presence from Web 2.0 applications such as: Blogs, Wikis, Shared Bookmarks, Discussions etc.. And other Web interaction realms that are yet to exploit the "M" (model) part of the M-V-C experience the Web delivers.

Little recap:

  • (V)iewer - Hypertext Web or Web of Hypertext docs (blurbs lacking any separation of Presentation, Logic, or Data)
  • (C)ontroller - Current Web Services API driven web (aka Web 2.0)
  • (M)odel - Data Web (Semantic Web - Layer 1)

Posted by Kingsley Idehen on February 28, 2007 at 09:47 AM CET #

The video caption says that I made the video, but I can take no such credit. I did include it on my videntity.org profile page is all. cheers!

Posted by Dan Libby on February 28, 2007 at 11:17 AM CET #

Thanks Dan, I have corrected that...

Posted by Henry Story on February 28, 2007 at 04:07 PM CET #

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