Category Archives: Identity Commons

My Five Key Takeaways from the Best IIW Yet

I’ve done very few blog posts this year due to the speed at which I’ve been running with Connect.Me and Respect Network (more about that at the end of this post). But three weeks after it ended, I’m doing a … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn't Freak Out about NSTIC

Kaliya Hamlin (aki IdentityWoman) has posted a superbly written and documented article on Fast Company about why no one should freak out about NSTIC (the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace). If only all dialog about digital identity infrastructure … Continue reading

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IIW East Coming in Washington D.C. Sept 9/10

Given all the intersections between open identity and governments (in particular the US government, but several others are not far behind), it’s about time we had an Internet Identity Workshop in D.C. Now we do — immediately following Gov 2.0. … Continue reading

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Here comes the next Internet Identity Workshop

Spring is around the corner and that means IIW. The next one is May 18-20 in the standard location: the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Early registration is particularly important this year – 75 registrations are needed by the … Continue reading

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Fall IIW: Don't Miss It

I was just telling a colleague in the identity industry that so many meetings are being planned for the Fall IIW, Nov. 10-12 in Mountain View, CA, that I’m not sure that there will be any time for anything else. … Continue reading

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The Information Card Foundation: Helping Scale Mount Identity

YAF? (“Yet Another Foundation?”) Some in the identity community have had that reaction to the announcement of the Information Card Foundation (ICF) today at the start of the Burton Catalyst conference in San Diego. As one of two members of … Continue reading

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Internet Identity Workshop Coming in May

Nowadays I find myself orienting my entire year around IIW (the Internet Identity Workshop). DO NOT miss it if you want to seriously intersect with the user-centric identity community. This year it will include a follow-on Data Sharing Summit on … Continue reading

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Ryan Janssen Takes Me Back

Ryan Janssen pinged me via my contact page last week to ask if I had time to share the story of how I came to be working on XRI, XDI, OpenID, i-cards, Higgins, and Identity Commons. He reached me this … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Higgins, I-Cards, Identity Commons, OpenID, XDI, XRI

Identity Commons Quarterly Report

Identity Commons is a fascinating story — to my knowledge there has never been an “upside-down umbrella” quite like it. Without going into that here (it needs its own post), I encourage anyone interested in IC to check out the … Continue reading

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It's that time again — Internet Identity Workshop 2007B

I’ve never been part of a self-organizing community as large or as effective as the Internet Identity Workshop. If you care about the emerging user-centric identity layer for the Internet – or even if you only only care about the … Continue reading

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Social Web User's Bill of Rights

Last week I mentioned the Social Web User’s Bill of Rights that was drafted for the Data Sharing Summit last Friday and Saturday. When it was first posted, it included the phrase, “ownership”, as in “user’s should own their personal … Continue reading

Posted in General, Identity Commons, Identity Rights Agreements, Privacy, Social Web, XDI

Identity Commons 2.0 and the Chief Catalyst

Yesterday the long-simmering process of birthing the second-generation Identity Commons reached a key milestone: the Stewards Council reached consensus on moving forward with formal incorporation (in Florida to save money, since Steward Dan Perry has volunteered to serve as counsel), … Continue reading

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Awesome IIW2006

I just got back from Internet Identity Workshop 2006A (the “A” because a second one is planned later this year). I want to echo the praises others (Phil Windley, Kim Cameron) have heaped on it. In particular, Kaliya was amazing. … Continue reading

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More on Identity Rights Agreements

Paul Madsen makes another very good point about identity rights agreements (hmm, the acronym is going to end up “IRA”): This work would be really interesting & valuable. Identity agreements and their identifiers could be common across particular identity systems … Continue reading

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Identity Rights Agreements

The term “identity rights agreements” was coined by Phil Windley, Doc Searls, and friends in a discussion about identity after OSCON last summer. The full story is in a blog post with that title by Phil. At the Internet Identity … Continue reading

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Identity Informational Morning

See the Internet Identity Workshop wiki for info about a morning meeting for developers to be held at Cafe Won Ton in the Fulsom neighborhood of S.F. next Monday, 2005/12/12, before the Syndicate conference. It’ll be a great chance to … Continue reading

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

YADIS Going Strong

Johannes Ernst posts a summary of the YADIS meeting held in San Fransisco last week (which I couldn’t attend in person but dialed in for). It was one of those classic situations where the common need to interoperate overcame the … Continue reading

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Virtual Rights Institute

Jaco Aizenman, an XDI.ORG trustee, has helped found the Virtual Rights Institute (VRI). As he writes me: VRI is inviting everyone that wants a metasystem become a reality in a way that the individual is empowered. “Everyone” includes people from … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with Owen

Owen Davis, co-founder and president of Identity Commons, has switched his blog from http://blog.whatbox.biz to the new Identity Commons community blog at http://news.idcommons.net. But the bigger news is that: this is one of the first i-name enabled blogs, i.e., it … Continue reading

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GoingOn Network

Whew! You go away for a few weeks and its amazing how much happens. I just got caught up with Marc Canter’s GoingOn Network announcement and the fact that he’ll be using XRI/XDI (along with SXIP, OpenID, and Microsoft’s proposed … Continue reading

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