In the past, Free Software Magazine's readers and the FSDaily community have needed to create accounts and login in order to post comments, post to forums forums, vote on stories and polls, and generally get involved in the community of the sites. Thanks to OpenID, this has now changed: we have now enabled and tested OpenID on the server, and we can proudly say that it works fantastically well.
If you are already a subscriber, you can still retain your login name and login using OpenID here for Free Software Magazine and here for Free Software Daily (keep in mind that you need to be logged in for this link to work). Then click on the "OpenID Identities" tab and adding your OpenID to the field labelled "Add an OpenID".
If you are not a subscriber, you can login and vote for stories using OpenID by clicking on "Log in using OpenID". As simple as that!
If you have any trouble, please let us know: email us at "helpdesk" followed by "@freesoftwaremagazine.com" for Free Software Magazine, or "staff" followed by "@fsdaily.com" for FSDaily.
More web sites ought to allow OpenID authentication - it encourages a sense of community and contribution within the web. We feel that Free Software Magazine and FSDaily have made a step in the right direction. The fact that Drupal 6 "comes" with OpenID can only brighten the future of this great much needed standard.
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