Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for August 06

An Email Address Is A Person, Too?

From the ma.gnolia blog “Recently, there’s been a grassroots effort to enable email addresses as OpenIDs using a protocol called Email Address to URL Translation (EAUT). Using EAUT, sites that let people sign in with OpenID (called relying parties) can accept email addresses in the OpenID url field, and go out to their email address provider and try to find the OpenID associated with that email address.”

Developer Preview: Identity In The Browser – IDIB | The Vidoop Blog

Via the Vidoop blog “So today we’re excited to offer a preliminary look at the Developer Preview release of our identity in the browser Firefox extension called IDIB. We’re releasing this as open source and looking forward to beginning an ongoing dialogue to determine what this functionality should look like and how it should behave. And above all, how it can begin to make OpenID more user-friendly and account-driven activities on the web more secure.”

Mashups: Firefox May Go OAuth, Twitter Apps To Stop Asking for Your Password – ReadWriteWeb

Marshall Kirkpatrick writes “As of this afternoon there’s a developer preview of a browser-based OpenID implementation for Firefox (thanks Vidoop!) so we hope that an OAuth implementation for Firefox could be a complimentary project.”

Sizing up Oregon’s startup scene – Silicon Forest – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Mike Rogoway writes “Chuck Sheketoff from the Oregon Center for Public Policy wrote to challenge my wording in today’s story on Voyager Capital’s new Portland office.”

Iovation Names Former Novell VP to Board

Via Northwest Innovation “Iovation, a publisher of online fraud and abuse prevention software, reported Wednesday that it has appointed former Novell executive Chris Stone to its board of directors. “

Can We Bring BlogHer to Portland? at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

Dawn Foster writes “With rumors of OSCON moving to the Bay Area, it would be great to see BlogHer come to Portland! All you need to do to bring BlogHer to Portland is to vote!”

Platial News and Neogeography: They Like Us! They Like Us!

Via the Platial blog “We are extremely honored and flattered to see ourselves on the iTunes app store ‘Staff Favorites’ list today. Wow!”