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

Isofarro isofarro@uklinux.net
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 12:49:36 +0100

> But I also am hesitant to
> surrender my choice over who manages _my_ data to MS. Not becaus I feel MS
> is "evil", but just that I don't want to surrender that chioce to a single
> entity *ever*.

I went to the UK Webmaster exhibition early October, and from what MS were
saying is that authentication/passport will be (not yet, but will be) a
federated service much the same way as you drawing money from an ATM of a
bank you don't bank with.

So you decide who can store your data, passport asks your storage whether to
authenticate based on login/secret number/phase of the moon, it sends that
to your preferred supplier. Your supplier should merely reply Yay or Nay.

Well that's the story anyway.

> I always want to be able to take my data elsewhere if I
> perfer. I'm sure a lot of other people feel the same way.

Yep, that should be technically possible. Whether that will be financially
viable is a different story.