Over the past few days, a good number of posts about OpenID crossed my feed reader.Â These posts had made it to the front page of Digg, Del.icio.us – meaning lots of good eyeballs for OpenID.Â Here are some examples:
- Simon Willison – How to turn your blog into an OpenID.Â A great post about how to make your blog an openID.Â Of course you can use your claimID URL as your OpenID in this fantastic howto.
- Six Apart Weblog – OpenID’s Growing Momentum.Â The folks at Six Apart have been using OpenID for a long time – these forward thinkers speculate on some of OpenID’s momentum going forward.
- O’Reilly Radar – OpenID on the Upswing.Â O’Reilly’s Brady Forrest checks in on OpenID and shows Google Trends data.
These are great links, with lots of resources.Â Here are some other cool links we’ve come across:
- ClaimID Weblog – OpenID Resources.Â Ahem Just a good collection of links to everything OpenID.
- Adam Fortuna – MicroID, the coolest technology from 2006 you’ve never heard of.Â Not OpenID, but MicroID is very dear to our heart – Adam contributes code and explains MicroID.
OpenID is an organic phenomenon, but all of this great coverage wouldn’t happen without the hard work of professional instigators like Scott Kveton and Chris Messina.Â And the phenomenon wouldn’t be anywhere near it is today without the hard work of coders like Brian Ellin who have contributed so much open source OpenID code.
2007 looks like an exciting year for OpenID and ClaimID.Â This identity stuff is really starting to catch on.Â We knew that it would take a little time, that we’d have to be slow and a little methodological, but the reality is people need identity solutions.Â In the next year, we’re going to work hard to deliver those solutions to you, all the while keeping ClaimID a simple, trustworthy and useful place.