As Sylvain noted before I had a chance to, OAuth 1.0 was released today. OAuth [probably] stands for Open Authentication, since it is an open protocol to allow secure API authentication in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications. I’ve been eagerly following this one for a while now. Fascinating stuff.
One common denominator for the two projects these days is the all mighty Google, with the new Blogger In Draft (ie: beta) offering OpenID support, and Chris Messina reporting that the search/ad giant also signed the “OAuth Non-Assertion Covenant and Author’s Contribution License”.
I can almost taste the mythical open, decentralized social network of tomorrow. Can’t wait.