[Summit] proposing a talk about 'useraddress ownership'

psaintan psaintan at cisco.com
Thu Jan 12 16:27:49 UTC 2012


+1, I like the topic.


On 1/12/12 2:08 AM, "Michiel de Jong" <michiel at unhosted.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> 
> I will be at fosdem representing the Unhosted project, and would like to
> contribute to the xmpp dev room. Here's a talk i thought could be
> interesting. I hope this is the right place to submit it. It's not specific
> to xmpp, but definitely relevant i think for the future of the federated
> social web:
> 
> User address ownership
> --------------------------------
> The federated social web needs to be a tool-agnostic web. A user should be
> able to interact with other users, regardless of whether the other user is
> using xmpp-based tools, or OStatus-based tools, even SMTP, and maybe even
> SMS. But there is one central corner stone of socializing: user addresses.
> These can be email addresses, jabber id's, or webfinger account URIs.
> In this talk I'll discuss some of the challenges of enabling people to own
> their user address. In particular, I will discuss our experiences in both
> the LibreDocs project and the Opentabs project, about why Webfinger is so
> important, why BrowserId is so important, and how to combine the two.
> 
> Cheers,
> Michiel
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