[JDEV] MS opens up Passport and HailStorm

Max Metral Max.Metral at PeoplepcHQ.com
Thu Sep 20 18:59:19 CDT 2001

No, I think this move provides a great opportunity for Jabber to play with
the big boys... My guess is this crew can implement a Kerberos-based
Passport-based messenger faster than any of the other guys...

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Temple [mailto:Robert.Temple at dig.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 5:49 PM
To: 'jdev at jabber.org'
Subject: RE: [JDEV] MS opens up Passport and HailStorm

Do you think this threatens Jabber in anyway? 


> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Julian Missig [ mailto:julian at jabber.org <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

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