The new Canonical Shop was opened
recently which allows you to buy anything from Ubuntu tshirts and DVDs
up to a 24/7 support contract for your server.
One thing to note is that this is the first site using our new
Launchpad single sign-on infrastructure. We
will be rolling this out to other sites in time, which should give a
better user experience to the existing shared authentication system
currently in place for the wikis.
I second the "why not OpenID?" question. For an Open solution, it sure
seems to be underutilized by FOSS websites.
James Henstridge -
If you look closely, you'll see that OpenID is being used under the
hood to authenticate to the shop. As for accepting external OpenIDs as a
form of identification, I can't give a time line for that becoming
Note that we are depending on a little more than a simple identity URL
here though. A Launchpad ID also means we have a verified email address
for the account, and don't need to redo that validation when using the