[Mono-list] Any thoughts on .Net My Services?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
24 Oct 2001 02:22:56 -0400

On Wed, 2001-10-24 at 10:45, Ian Stallings wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering if anyone working on Mono has taken a look at .Net
> My Services (Hailstorm) and what your thoughts are on it. Is the
> Mono project/ximian going to try and accomplish the same sort of
> project as an alternative to the MS approach. I'm sure that the
> main goal right now is getting Mono into a finished stable form but
> I was just curious what everyone's thought on it are. I'm not against
> MS, but I believe that competition/alternatives breed innovation and
> ultimately benefit everyone.

.NET My Services has two sides of it:

	* The Service Providers  and their backing storage (Passport
authentication, Alarms, Calendars, etc).

	* A very simple API to access those

Ximian is not in the business of becoming a backing storage provider, or
be part of the announced federated authenatication system.  Other people
will (Microsoft, maybe some banks, maybe ISPs, maybe authentication
authorities, countries, god knows what else).

The APIs are pretty trivial operations on a database "add record",
"update record", "delete record" kind of thing.  There are no .NET
classes yet to access them, and I dont think doing some at this points
makes any sense.

So the short answer is: no ;-)