person1: IIW would likely have been a waste for you
X: yeah? how was it otherwise?
person1: I can see more clearly why you despise the OpenId/OAuth crew
person1: It was good to verify what I thought about the identity technologies and space and fun to be in mountain view,but all of the useful conversations were with other CEOs or startups the sessions were very underwhelming
X: yar that's sad to hear
person1: apparently OpenId is a constant headache for implementers
X: and anything doing anything security related
person1: apparently OAuth had a workflow issue and needed to be tweeked last week
X: HA! "workflow issue" it's prob better i wasn't at the conference I'd have decked one of them
person1: I just assumed that people putting together a distributed security spec would be hard core crypto or hackers its more open web evangelists with sessions like "authentication without boring crypto"
X: So the crypto guys solved this problem in the 80s the hackers solved this problem in the 90s
X: the only thing I see these guys doing well is "wrong"
person1: it is huge marketing buzz to support "open" but if the spec is more concerned about how to get an XRD xml file onto a hosted blog then accidentally allowing anyone to request you make claims for them it is an issue but don't worry, these guys will save the day just in time, so they say http://informationcard.net/
X: so we'll call this the super hero pattern? My design is so corrupt it requires Batman to save it...
*X puts on a cape and cowl