Posted at 11:12 pm on May 7, 2008 by Scott Kveton
Last week SourceForge quietly added support for OpenID to their site. The news is official now.
SourceForge implemented relying party support (as opposed to just being a provider) which is a trend not often seen by larger players. I wanted to talk with one of their developers to see what it took to make this all happen, especially in a large organization like SourceForge. I spoke with Luke Crouch who was the lead developer on the project.
In this podcast I try to cover some of the questions that large sites have to consider when adopting OpenID as well as ask a bit about the future for open technologies at SourceForge. Hope you enjoy it.
Tags: lukecrouch, openid, sourceforge
Posted at 12:15 am on May 1, 2008 by David Recordon
If you use open source software then you’ve probably heard about SourceForge before. If you develop open source software then you’ve probably even used some of their infrastructure in the past. Today they’ve made it even easier to login to SourceForge with OpenID. SourgeForge.net isn’t acting as an OpenID Provider but rather is accepting OpenID logins; this is a good thing and reinforces the trend of sites like Ma.gnolia only accepting OpenID logins.
In their announcement OpenID on SourceForge.net they say, “OpenID is getting tremendous traction and we’re happy to be jumping into it. it’s bringing us back in touch with fresh web (2.0) technology. as a decentralized open-source standard, it’s a perfect fit for us – it allows us to streamline more user interaction and participation with our site, and hopefully more for the whole OSS community.” As Steven Osborn points out, SourceForge.net is now one of the most prominent single sites that accepts OpenID to login. Steven also goes on to talk about some of the more advanced things SourceForge allows you to do with your OpenID if you do wish to use your profile URL as an OpenID too.
Congratulations SourceForge for continuing to help get OpenID in the hands of open source developers on a daily basis!
Tags: adoption, openid, relying party, sourceforge