[JDEV] MS opens up Passport and HailStorm

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Thu Sep 20 15:56:30 CDT 2001

Meh. Face it, Microsoft allowing interoperability with their auth system 
would kill the open efforts. Open efforts only really seem to have 
success against completely closed opponents - for all the cases I can 
think of, that is. Part of the problem is that sometimes Microsoft's 
products are downright good. If Passport is good *and* allows 
interoperability, why go with anything else? Other than the fact that I 
don't want all my info on an MS server - I doubt that will stop very 
many people.

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Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> /me checks the calendar to see if it's April Fool's Day...
>>they're supposedly opening up their .Net auth system to allow other,
>>non-Passport, auth systems, such as from AOL or Yahoo... they would be
>>100% compatible with each other, so Yahoo Auth users could use Yahoo to
>>access Hotmail and other MSN services...

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