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OpenID 2.0 is Final? No Foolin?

By Larry Drebes | Posted on December 05, 2007

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The Internet Identity Workshop 2007b is living up to its billing as a high productivity event for those involved in the identity community, especially OpenID and Oauthers… as OpenID 2.0 has officially been announced as final… don’t believe me? Fair enough… check out these pages:

Thats right, everything (IPR) has been signed and the community has taken a proactive step that ensures OpenID will be freely implementable world-wide.

Check out the RSS feed for to get an up to date list of all the OpenID 2.0 enabled libraries for Ruby, Python and PHP available from JanRain.

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Larry Drebes

Larry Drebes


Larry founded Janrain in 2005 to address the challenge of managing user identity on the Internet. In its early days, Janrain drove the development of the majority of the open source OpenID protocol libraries that continue to be used today by organizations such as Google and Yahoo!, and was a founding member of the OpenID Foundation, a nonprofit governance organization for the industry. Prior to Janrain, Larry was a co-founder of Silicon Valley startups, a web-based service, and Four11 Corporation. At Four11 Corporation, Larry led the development of its RocketMail product, one of the first Internet-based email systems. Four11 was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and its RocketMail product became Yahoo! Mail. Earlier in his career, Larry did software development for Raynet, McDonnell Douglas and A.G. Edwards.

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