Interesting Take on Facebook Connect
As someone who’s setup many different varieties of OpenID servers (with varying degrees of success) in a so-far fruitless effort to get Attribute Exchange working for a proof-of-concept data portability project, I found this statement from Identity 2.0 very intriguing:
OpenID may be the desktop Linux to Facebook’s Windows. A geeky solution for the rebels.
The article is well worth a read for anyone interested in this space. I too hope to see a good decentralized solution emerge for identity management (that was a mouthful), but right now Facebook Connect definitely has the usability edge. Personally, I’ve gotten a little jaded by OpenID – I’ve seen far more talk than results. Perhaps the Open Web Foundation will help spur things along… though I’m not competely optimistic.