Monthly Archives: May 2005

XDI and Homeland Security

I haven’t blogged much about XDI yet, in part because it’s not as far along in the standardization process at OASIS as XRI. This will start changing as the first early XDI data sharing applications start surfacing (hint hint). In … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Dataweb, General, XDI

I-Names: Some Practical Answers

Attendees at DIDW 2005 last week received a free 50-year global personal i-name (an “=name”) courtesy of Identity Commons. This is part of the early i-name registration program also sponsored by XDI.ORG, 2idi (i-broker for the program), Cordance (my employer), … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Identity Commons, Practical I-Names

Key talks at DIDW 2005

A quick note before it fades from memory: three of the best talks at DIDW 2005 were Kim Cameron’s summary of the Seven Laws of Identity; Jamie Lewis’s annual state-of-the-industry appraisal; and Scott Cantor’s overview of the Shibboleth effort. Kim … Continue reading

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Foxtrot on Wikipedia

Leave to Eugene Kim (of PurpleWiki fame) to spot this Foxtrot about Wikipedia. You know it’s becoming mainstream when Foxtrot starts mentioning it…

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I-Name/LID Interop Demo

Another Digital ID World news item from Owen Davis, Identity Commons president: The folks at ooTao have built a demo version of i-names interoperating with the LID protocol. Ff you go to the ooTao demo page you can: 1) create … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment Recognizing Digital Identity

I just received the following in email from Jaco Aizenman, XDI.ORG trustee: On May 9, ten Costa Rican Congresswomen/men presented a Constitutional amendment to add a new human right to the Bill of Rights (derechos fundamentales): the right of having … Continue reading

Posted in General, Identity Commons, Social Web

The Laws "Live"

I intended to make this my first live blogging entry from Digital Identity World this week, starting with Kim Cameron’s talk on the Laws of Identity. As expected, it was packed (in fact it needed a larger room — at … Continue reading

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DIDW "Bottoms Up" Identity Meeting

As Kim notes, there will be an open meeting on “Bottoms Up” identity at the Pacific room of the San Fransisco Hyatt Embarcadero at 1pm Pacific on Monday May 9. I’ll be there as well as at DIDW all week … Continue reading

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The Fifth Corollary of Identifiers

[This is the fifth of seven proposed "Corollaries of Identifiers" to Kim Cameron's Laws of Identity.] Kim’s Fifth Law is the one that most directly explains his use of the term “metasystem”: 5. The Law of Pluralism A universal identity … Continue reading

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Fen adds Four More Laws

Fen Labalme has published Four More Laws of Identity that adds some key additional perspectives on Kim Cameron’s original seven. Specifically, Fen covers: Freedom Decentralization Portability Transparency Well worth reading as we head into the conversations at Digital Identity World … Continue reading

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The Fourth Corollary of Identifiers

[This is the fourth of seven proposed "Corollaries of Identifiers" to Kim Cameron's Laws of Identity.] Kim’s Fourth Law is the only one that deals directly with digital identifiers: 4. The Law of Directed Identity A universal identity system MUST … Continue reading

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