Category Archives: XDI

Book as API: A Perfect Job for XDI

When we first started working on XDI at OASIS in 2004, the goal was a standard format and protocol for data sharing. We were thinking mostly about the data that was already in databases and other conventional data sources. But now … Continue reading

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Trillions – The Video

(Update 2013-02-12: I’m halfway through the book now and it’s only getting better.) Setting a new precedent here – blogging about a book even before I’ve finished reading the first chapter. But I’m reading Trillions at the recommendation of several … Continue reading

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Anil John’s Crystal Clear Thinking about Identities, Attributes, Tokens, and Credentials

After a decade in digital identity, one of my overwhelming takeaways is that the subjects at the very heart of the field — identities, attributes, tokens, credentials — are an order of magnitude (at least) more complex than they appear … Continue reading

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KRL and XDI: Digital Chocolate and Peanut Butter

I’ve been working with Phil Windley on key issues in digital identity and trust networks for a long time now, and particularly closely in the past year since Kynetx became one of the first Founding Partners of the Respect Network. But rarely have I … Continue reading

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Markus Sabadello’s XDI Personal Cloud Demo

I sure wish I had more time to blog, but with about 110% of my time is going into building the Respect Network these days, most of my posts are on the Respect Network and Connect.Me blogs. But if you’ve been using this blog … Continue reading

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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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XDI Art from Mike Schwartz

Mike Schwartz, CEO of Gluu and one of the hardest working members of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee, has started a series about XDI art on the Gluu blog. It lends gentle and beautiful insight into this new semantic data format … Continue reading

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Update on Personal Event Networks: The Evented API Spec

As a follow-on to my post about Personal Event Networks last week, Phil Windley and Sam Curren have published the Evented API Specification. Phil’s blog post about it gives a good summary, but if you’re a developer just go straight to … Continue reading

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Phil Windley on Personal Event Networks

Phil Windley has a new post called Personal Event Networks: Building the Internet of Things. The idea is simple but highly compelling: what if the range of products and services you used could actually talk to each other, over the … Continue reading

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True Data Portability

I’ve been on the board of Dataportability.org since its founding three years ago. The concept made quite a splash when it was first announced, but I knew that after the hype wore off would come all the hard work of … Continue reading

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The real de(tai)l

Techcrunch had a link to this simply excellent blog post about the details behind the readability of Google Maps. It’s like a mini-Malcolm Gladwell essay devoted just to showing why it really is the details that make the difference when … Continue reading

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UMA is Cool

People know I’m an XDI nut and Eve Maler is an UMA nut. And some people wonder if there isn’t a whole lot of overlap between UMA and XDI (and why Eve and I are not fighting a protocol jihad). … Continue reading

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Taking Off Another Hat

After piling on too many hats on for the longest time, I’m now peeling some off. First I took off the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Executive Director hat in August, and now I’m stepping down as Information Card Foundation (ICF) … Continue reading

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Phil Windley on XDI

Phil Windley, co-founder and CTO of Kynetx (among the many hats he wears), wrote his own rules language, KRL, to “program the Web”. So when Phil writes the following about XDI after he and his team did a two-day deep … Continue reading

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Portability Policies and Personal Data Stores

My primary involvement as a member of the board of the Data Portability Project has been input about XDI as an open standard for portable data. But I’ve always been very enthusiastic about DP’s work on Portability Policies. The DP … Continue reading

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The PDX is Coming

Remember that year-end blog post about how personal data stores (PDS) are closer than they may appear? Now read Phil Windley’s wonderful summary of why it makes so much sense to create a PDX (not really an acronym for “personal … Continue reading

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Joe Andrieu Cuts the Gordian Data Ownership Knot

Joe Andrieu has a wonderful way of cutting the Gordian knot on complex socio-technical topics, with clear prose, compelling arguments, and clever illustrations that explain why you should look at something decidedly differently. Now he wields that knife on the … Continue reading

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VRM Rising

I recommend Doc’s new post that explains the essence of what’s behind VRM. It’s a big vision, his, but Doc has a way of framing the future that makes it look inevitable – all that remains is the question of … Continue reading

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Personal Data Stores – The Time is Coming

This entire fall has been intense with work, thus the paucity of posts here. The holidays brings a welcome respite and a chance to catch up with a few key mental threads. One of them is the growing awareness of … Continue reading

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The Permissioned Web: Open Does Not Mean Public Domain

At the Glue Conference this week I’m enjoying a great set of speakers lined up by Eric Norlin on the topic of how everything in the networked universe gets glued together using Web 2.0 tools and beyond. (The talk Mitch … Continue reading

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