Will web become closed in future where there will no way to access unauthenticated data alltogether? Sort of driving license for the of internet? All the swarm of protocols/agreements like OpenID, Oauth, Dataportability , apml will they not drive the content generators to enforce a “id” which can be tracked and information used everywhere?
Nope I do not have problems with all these nanoformats trying to get semantics of the “stuff on the page” , I am just afraid of the “market forces which will ensure access to information unauthenticated is not allowed”, I am just worried about access to the data/information without the need to identify yourself ever.
Update- I got some comment from lawyer type(? – did not leave email address/blog) – that Citadel is “Popular” open source email and groupware platform and it now supports OpenID authentication.
To be fair – I had never heard of citadel before ! and the context too was completely different. I love these subtle guerrilla ploys. This adds spice in ironic way to the current post.