Friday, February 06, 2009

Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board

OpenID » Blog Archive » Facebook joins OpenID Foundation Board with a commitment to better user experience
"Given the popularity and positive user experience of Facebook Connect, we look forward to Facebook working within the community to improve OpenID’s usability and reach. As a first step, Facebook will be hosting a design summit next week at their campus in Palo Alto which follows a similar summit on user experience hosted at Yahoo! last year. The summit will convene some of the top designers from Facebook, the DiSo Project, Google, JanRain, MySpace, Six Apart and Yahoo!, focusing on how existing OpenID implementations could support an experience similar to Facebook Connect."
If they embrace Gadgets and OpenSocial as well, it would be a huge step towards platform independent, write once run anywhere social applications. Let's hope they'll see the light.