[JDEV] MS opens up Passport and HailStorm

Robert Temple Robert.Temple at dig.com
Thu Sep 20 16:49:13 CDT 2001


Do you think this threatens Jabber in anyway?

-Robert

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Missig [mailto:julian at jabber.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 1:57 PM
> To: jdev at jabber.org
> Subject: Re: [JDEV] MS opens up Passport and HailStorm
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> Julian
> -- 
> email: julian at jabber.org
> jabber:julian at jabber.org
> 
> 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...
> >>
> >>http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,281350
1,00.html
>>


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