[ MyOpenID ] – Fin de service

Je viens de recevoir un mail du service MyOpenID qui m’annonce que le service sera coupé au premier février 2014, ça me fait un peu mal au cœur : 

In 2006 Janrain created myOpenID to fulfill our vision to make registration and login easier on the web for people. Since that time, social networks and email providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo! have embraced open identity standards. And now, billions of people who have created accounts with these services can use their identities to easily register and login to sites across the web in the way myOpenID was intended.By 2009 it had become obvious that the vast majority of consumers would prefer to utilize an existing identity from a recognized provider rather than create their own myOpenID account. As a result, our business focus changed to address this desire, and we introduced social login technology. While the technology is slightly different from where we were in 2006, I’m confident that we are still delivering on our initial promise – that people should take control of their online identity and are empowered to carry those identities with them as they navigate the web.

For those of you who still actively use myOpenID, I can understand your disappointment to hear this news and apologize if this causes you any inconvenience. To reduce this inconvenience, we are delaying the end of life of the service until February 1, 2014 to give you time to begin using other identities on those sites where you use myOpenID today.

Speaking on behalf of Janrain, I truly appreciate your past support of myOpenID.

Sincerely,
Larry

Juste pour vous dire que c’est un service qui proposait d’utiliser OpenId pour vous permettre de vous authentifier sur plusieurs domaines de manière simple, ce que beaucoup connaissent aujourd’hui sous une forme dérivée comme Facebook Connect sauf que là c’est un système ouvert.

Bref, encore un petit bout de liberté qui s’en va et qui me laisse un arrière goût amer.

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