Yes, we missed a week. Last Thursday was a long standing members leaving do, so Paul and Colin snuck out to work on their drinking skills, rather than our OpenID implementation. I can't say I blame them
Today we have been joined by Tamlyn Rhodes, one of our web portal developers. He is going to be providing his jQuery and Usability experience to the group. I think I really only need a good content writer and web designer to complete the crack squad.
So, a quick update on what we've looked at today
Paul unfortunately opened a 'can of worms' (tm) in his day job so couldn't join us. He assures me that he'll be available next week!
Tam has been checking out AOL, Yahoo, myopenid.com; HighriseHQ, CNN political markets, ma.gnolia and Plaxo, all of whom have an implementation of OpenID. He'll provide an update on what he's seen tomorrow!
Colin, although looking a bit tired after his Community site upgrade slog yesterday, is planning a reimplementation of what we offer already on http://openid.beta.plus.net as it isn't working quite right any more. After checking out a few more implementations he's decided that he'll use the OpenID Enabled PHP server again as it seems to suit what we need. Please let us know if you've any suggestions/feedback. He also sent me a link to OpenLink Virtuoso but didn't tell me anything about it... I might get an opinion from him on that next week!
I've been writing this post, updating our internal docs and having a look for new news articles.
I just spotted that Tech Crunch has an article about how Microsoft, Google, Verisign and IBM have all joined the group. The point about no one want to be a 'relying party' is interesting. I want us to be able to consume OpenIDs for all our services (although ADSL authentication might be a touch difficult) as surely that is the whole point?
I'm a bit of a geek, so I'll be wanting to host my own OpenID and use it on all my servers. That means I can control access to my data? Surely?