[Members] signin-to-browser initial architecture proposal

Florian Jensen admin at flosoft.biz
Mon Apr 30 12:34:55 UTC 2012


I wholeheartedly agree that the XSF should be pushing this, so I'm all for it :)

Greets,

Florian

On 30 Apr 2012, at 13:02, Dave Cridland wrote:

> Hiya folks,
> 
> During the last Board meeting - which I entirely forgot to send any minutes for - there was quite a bit of discussion on whether, and how, we should push for XMPP in the browser.
> 
> One option which we were generally in favour of was to produce a concrete proposal, and an implementation - and particularly for the latter case we (as in the XSF) would put some cash toward encouraging someone into doing it.
> 
> The attached mail has a fairly abstract proposal for how Browser sign-in might work; I think all of this is achievable by using XMPP, and moreover, I think we should explain, and demonstrate, how.
> 
> As the Board Chair, I think this is absolutely what the XSF should be doing - if we're successful, it'll produce a massive step forward in the amount of XMPP deployment. It seems we have perfect timing to do this, if we're reasonably quick.
> 
> If there's support within the membership, then we'll sort out a more solid offer, scare up some funds from industry, and get a move on.
> 
> I think we can get an agreement in principle this week - we could have a meeting at 1530 UTC on Friday to finalize.
> 
> What do people think?
> 
> Dave.
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> From: Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Fwd: signin-to-browser initial architecture proposal
> Date: 30 April 2012 11:47:12 GMT+01:00
> To: Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net>
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ben Adida <benadida at mozilla.com>
> Date: 30 April 2012 06:02
> Subject: signin-to-browser initial architecture proposal
> To: services-dev at mozilla.org
> 
> 
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> As mentioned last week, here is the very preliminary signin-to-browser
> architecture proposal:
> 
>  https://wiki.mozilla.org/Identity/Architecture/SignIntoBrowser
> 
> On first read, Greg was concerned that this involved a large change in
> Firefox. I don't think it should, but if you get that impression, too,
> then please let me know so I can better understand where my proposal
> involves more complexity than I'm anticipating.
> 
> This is just a preliminary proposal, happy to hear discussion.
> 
> -Ben
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