Fighting for the Future of the Social Web: Selling Out and Opening Up

A session at OSCON 2011

Wednesday 27th July, 2011

2:30pm to 3:10pm (PST)

OpenID, OAuth, and other efforts to open up the social web are a dizzying mix of successes and setbacks. Are they being widely adopted, or eclipsed by proprietary alternatives? Are they good enough for mainstream users, or still too geeky? And have their fiercest proponents “sold out” by taking jobs at Google and Facebook, or are they continuing the fight from within? Come hear the inside story.

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Joseph Smarr

Social Web Engineer at Google. Former CTO of Plaxo. Opening up the Social Web. bio from Twitter

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