Mozilla to kill off Persona login system
12 January 2016 | 0
The foundation has been attempting to hand over to the community projects that it sees as lacking user interest or which do not present opportunities for innovation, and recently said it was looking to separate the technical infrastructure of Thunderbird from that of its Firefox products. Mozilla has continued to provide security fixes for the e-mail client but has not introduced new features or major enhancements. It has also said it would stop development of smartphones based on the Firefox OS.
Mozilla will continue to maintain the Persona project up to 30 November, which will include security fixes and support but no new development, wrote Mozilla’s Ryan Kelly in a post.
Mozilla will retain control of the persona.org domain after 30 November, which will not be transferred to a third party, and will destroy all user data stored on the persona.org servers. Websites that use Persona for authentication will need to implement an alternative login system for their users, Kelly added. Persona’s code, which is open source, will remain available on GitHub.
IDG News Service