OpenID can add mashups to your e-participation system

This is indirectly related to e-participation:

OpenID provides a con-federated mechanism for proving who you are while controlling how much you give away about yourself (and who to), and you can allow members of a specific published group to log in to a service.

OpenID provides a secure way to do a personalised inter-site mashup thing. In the comments to the article, the author (Simon Willison) goes on to say:

I actually think that site-specific hacks is the most interesting idea out of all of them. What I was really trying to get at with it is that OpenID lets you “project” your identity from one site on to another, and thus lets the two sites co-operate with each other in interesting ways.

…and OpenID is open source, of course!

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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