The IndieWeb movement is much about "code before talk", and on this way wheels are reinvented:
- IndieAuth instead of OpenID
- Microformats instead of Libravatar for avatar images
- h-feed instead of Atom feeds
- Microformats instead of oEmbed.
To log into their wiki, you have to have to use indieauth.com which requires you to have an account with a commercial provider (github, twitter, google, app.net etc.). You are also required to add links to them on your homepage.
I don't want an account in silos, and I don't want to link to them from my homepage. I already do have a login service, and this is OpenID. It's decentralized, working and I've got my very own server running on id.cweiske.de, thanks to SimpleID.
Imagine my disappointment when I found out that indieauth.com does not support OpenID as authentication backend . The most indie login protocol is not supported, in favor of silos.
With that, I'm also seemingly the first to run his own IndieAuth server (apart from indieauth.com).