Development of Mozilla's federated identity service, Persona, will be handed over to the community as the browser maker intends to continue support for the system, but redeploys its Identity developers on other projects.

"Persona's community has stepped up to lead Persona's development. This includes both long-term volunteers and former paid contributors, all of whom deeply believe in Persona's unique vision for decentralised authentication," wrote Mozilla's Dan Callahan in a blog post announcing the changes over the weekend.

"The Mozilla staff from the Identity team are already working on Cloud Services projects including Firefox accounts and Sync."
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