Category Archives: Practical I-Names

Will Norris on Identity and (Non-Recyclable) Identifiers

I could spend this entire week doing nothing but reading and posting about good post-holiday reading of recent blog posts. My theory is simple: over the holiday break, people (well, most people – not me this year) have time to … Continue reading

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Nat Sakimura on OpenID and XRI

Nat Sakimura, who is quietly implementing real user-centric identity solutions in the Japanese market while many others are still talking about them, has posted his concise reasoning why XRI abstract identifiers are the the only really safe identifiers to use … Continue reading

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XRI in a Nutshell

Someday I’m going to write a book about primary challenge with disruptive technologies: they are always starved for resources. In fact, you could argue this chicken-or-egg problem is what defines a disruptive technology: it can’t attract enough development resources until … Continue reading

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Talking XRI with Phil Windley and Scott Lemon

Last week I had a long talk about XRI with Phil Windley and Scott Lemon that they just posted as an IT Conversations podcast. If you ever wanted to know the full XRI story from start to finish (verbally, at … Continue reading

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I-Names, OpenID, and Cardspace

Kim Cameron has done another great post about how Cardspace and OpenID can work together, and specifically about the potential relationship of information cards and XRI i-names and i-numbers. This continued a thread that started with a post I did … Continue reading

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XRI and I-Names: The Good, The Bad, and The Unfinished

I hadn’t blogged yet about the excellent session Salim Ismail led on Creative Uses of I-Names at Internet Identity Workshop two weeks ago, but Phil Windley did, and then yesterday he posted a longer piece about XRI and i-names on … Continue reading

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I-names for anything you want

I-name forwarding service is finally here! At last we’re tapping some of the power of XRI resolution infrastructure — and demonstrating why I named this blog “=drummond”. Following is the new i-name of my blog: http://xri.net/=drummond/(+blog) And following is the … Continue reading

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$5 i-names — Now That's Practical

I haven’t posted for a month. Beside’s the fact that it was August (a sacred month in Seattle), it was also prep for Digital ID World this week in Santa Clara, where XDI.org-accredited i-brokers are introducing support for OpenID 1.1, … Continue reading

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INITECH Goes Live with I-Services

INITECH is the first XDI.org-accredited i-broker to provide three i-services for their i-name customer — they just went live with SAML-based i-name Single Sign-On (i-SSO), Contact and Forwarding services. You can see these services at work with their own i-name, @greenbutton. You can … Continue reading

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I-Names Get Real

I should have suspected this — we finally get to the biggest inflection point in the evolution of i-names and I’m too busy to blog about it. Oh well, that’s life. In less than two hours we finally flip the … Continue reading

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XDI.org ready at last

When I can’t do a post for a month you know something’s up (or down). But this one’s up: XDI.org has finally finished and approved the Global Services Specification (GSS) that governs the operation of XDI.org’s global XRI i-name and … 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

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DataTao is coming

Andy Dale has started to blog about where all this XDI stuff is going at ooTao: DataTao. DataTao is (to my knowledge) the first pure data sharing service. In other words, any individual or organization with an i-name will be … Continue reading

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Mary and Phil on I-Names

My sparcity of posts in August equates directly to the intensity of work going on right now on the XRI 2.0 specifications at OASIS. After the XRI 2.0 Committee Draft 01 specifications were approved by the XRI Technical Committee (TC) … 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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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

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