OpenID creator David Recordon

.net: What’s your vision of the open web?
DR: The web is evolving. It’s becoming more social. So the things that you really need to build at this point are pieces that allow people to interact between different services, that allow people to share things with people that they know, no matter whether they upload photos on Flickr or Picasa, without having to recreate accounts and re-enter the same data and do all those repetitive tasks. I look at these pieces – technologies or best practices – that need to exist to really make that happen.

.net: Which of the developments are you most excited about?
DR: It’s hard for me not to say OpenID: I’ve spent a few years working on it. But I’m also excited about the work that’s underway to create a hybrid of OpenID and OAuth [an open protocol to allow secure API authorisation in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications]. It’s looking at how OpenID and OAuth can be used together to allow users to log in to a website and at the same time grant that website access to some data from their OpenID provider. Google, for example, is using OAuth through their APIs and they have an OpenID provider. So if I wanted to prove that this was my Google account and also give that website access to my calendar, I’d first go to the OpenID flow and then to the OAuth flow. The hybrid would cut that down into one.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.