Re: desktopsummit registration forces gnome users to have a kde identity

On 03/10/2011 11:03 PM, Dave Neary wrote:
At the time, there were two choices: require everyone to create a Drupal
account just to register for the conference, or use the authentication
system which KDE already had in place.

After some discussion, for the sake of expediency (this is an existing,
well tested authentification system, and many of the conference
attendees have accounts on it already) the KDE identity LDAP server was
used for authentification.

Some concerns were raised, and one potential solution suggested by one
of the KDE admins (Jeff Mitchell) was to use OpenID or something
similar, to allow people to authenticate with whatever service they
already had an account for.

It seems that there are 2 options and the choice was taken out of convenience for one party. Why not chose the neutral option being fair for both sides instead and avoiding the issue of GNOME asking it's user to register at instead?

That's seems to be a much more logical choice, no?

Thank you.


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