On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 18:00, WereSpielChequers
If we are serious about having a right to fork we need
to make it easy for
editors to keep their account, and possibly even userrights in both forks,
otherwise whichever fork you have to create a new account for is at a huge
disadvantage. But for privacy/security reasons I don't think that WMF should
give the fork a copy of the databases that includes the userids and their
logins. Perhaps this could be finessed by having the WMF create a bridge to
allow wikimedians to activate their existing account at the forked wiki, and
the forked wiki would presumably not allow editors to otherwise create
accounts using names that had edits imported from Wikimedia.
Simple: make it so you can use Wikimedia logins as OpenIDs (or even
just as OpenID delegates, so you can point your Wikimedia profile to
an existing OpenID provider).