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 quarterly report just published by Chief Evangelist Kaliya Hamlin (aka IdentityWoman).
And that’s just the beginning. Seven new working groups are being voted on right now, and it looks like there is another wave coming right on the heals of that. Clearly the Identity Commons upside-down-umbrella model is filling a real need, and I have high hopes for what this new form of Internet community collaboration can accomplish.