Nathan Bell blogs about how he wishes OpenID would just go away, or at least fade into the background so that users don’t have to know quite so much to use it. I really like how he’s thinking over there, and will take some time to write up my thoughts on most of it sometime soon.
Meanwhile, I wanted to throw in my two cents on requirement #3 that he laid out in his post. I and some other Vidoopsters (Michael, Chris, Will) were working on one of our OpenID usability efforts and ended up convincing ourselves that the trust page doesn’t matter if no profile data is being handed off. The boolean value that represents the success or failure of an authentication attempt is certainly no more of a data leak than the claimed identifier that had already been submitted.
Or am I missing something?