[Summit] proposing a talk about 'useraddress ownership'

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Sun Jan 15 03:33:44 UTC 2012

Tentatively scheduled for 15:00 - 15:30 Saturday in the devroom.

On 1/12/12 2:08 AM, Michiel de Jong 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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