Posted Feb 3, 2011 8:10 UTC (Thu) by ekj (guest, #1524)
Parent article: The end of OpenID?
I dunno. Seems odd to complain about the pseudonymous nature of an openid-url when the alternative, asfar as most sites are concerned, is an email-address.
In what way is firstname.lastname@example.org less of a pseudonym than http://example.com/bar ? Doesn't quite make sense to me.
The email-address though, does typically make it possible to contact me, something knowing my openid-url does NOT. And this is a negative, from the POV of many website-operators, because they would just *love* to send you "important updates" aka marketing-material.