An excerpt from the BBC’s Digital Planet podcast
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Chris Messina, James Walker, and Jeff Robbins discuss OpenID, OAuth, DiSo, and the issues around openness and identity on the web.
The Open Web is an evolving term that encompasses technologies from web standards stalwarts like HTML, to almost-mainstream buzzwords such as OpenID, and on to emerging specifications like PortableContacts, but it’s more than that. It is a philosophy.
It is the dream of technical building blocks that mesh together to discover and define identity, authorise accessible data, and validate membership of social or professional groupings. It’s one big personal data party and everybody on the web is invited.
Lachlan Hardy will cover specific technologies and their usecases, showing how they plug together to make a cost-efficient open stack. He examines what the Open Web really means, how it works, and how your business can use it to reach more people, more powerfully.
This week Chris and Larry discuss Ma.gnolia’s data loss, what is has meant for the service and in the community, and what may be coming in the future.