Thursday, September 06, 2007

OSIS Identification Required

Why do I have to identify myself when I just want to view the new OSIS timeline?

What about "Minimal Disclosure for a Constrained Use"?! Or the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetzt §3: Datenvermeidung und Datensparsamkeit?

And then this:

I can not view the new OSIS timeline because my IdP is offline.
This should never happen ;-) /* my favorite comment in C programs */

But then you think "pseudonyms are cheap". Let's just choose another openid. BUT:

Signon.com tells me that this is my openid: ignisvulpis.signon.com


Just in case somebody thinks this might be Firefox specific or has anything to do with the xmldap id selector (0.9.6). It has not. Here is the IE7 result:

Stranded in the Metasystem.

1 comment:

Dale Olds said...

I agree it's odd to be asked to identify yourself to the OSIS wiki. I'm not sure what's happening there, but it happens to me if I've logged in with an openID and not logged out. The cookie is persistent, so next time I access the site it does the openID dance. If you log out you should be able to access the wiki without logging in.