Category Archives: Blogging

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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Victor Finally Writing Turtles All the Way Down

Victor Grey, co-founder of i-broker 2idi with Fen Labalme, has always been one of my favorite cats in the identity universe, but you need to know him well enough to coax out his deep wisdom. Now that he’s blogging, you … 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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Identity Meme

If you want to follow the real down-and-dirty of what the identity layer will become, catch Jeff Hodges blog at identitymeme.org. Before he joined NeuStar two years ago (lured by Peter Davis among others), Jeff was with Oblix and Sun … Continue reading

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Bob Wyman Updates it to Zooko's Pyramid

You have to be not just an identity geek, but a dedicated addressing geek, to have even heard of Zooko’s Triangle, let alone understand how elegant an analysis it is of the tradeoffs involved with global identifiers (globally-unique, human-meaningful, decentralized: … 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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Mike Jones on Cardspace & OpenID Synergy

Ever since the last Internet Identity Workshop I’ve been running like mad trying to finish spec assignments, catch up on email, and prep for the holidays. Not to mention catch up on blog posts (Why anyone calls December “the holidays” … Continue reading

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User Experience in the OpenID and Cardspace Paradigms

Aldo Castañeda has just posted a new installment of his The Story of Digital Identity podcast series which will be the first of several about user experience for OpenID. It’s a lively discussion between Johannes Ernst, Chris Messina, and myself … Continue reading

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Paul Madsen on OpenID & SAML Convergence

Paul Madsen, a key Liberty architect, has posted a wonderful insight about the relationship of OpenID and SAML. He plots both of them against the axes of: The selectivity of an OpenID relying party (a website that accepts OpenID logins, … Continue reading

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Eve riffs on SAML, OpenID, XRI, and privacy

In my book Eve Maler’s about as cool as it gets. XMLGrrl was not only one of the inventors of XML, but deeply understands many of its richest applications from DocBook to SAML. And she’s been a pioneer in applying … Continue reading

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Blog-Driven Micromarketing

I receive a contact request through my contact page today to look over a new published guide to preventing identity theft at the Your Credit Advisor blog by Jimmy Atkinson. Not knowing the site, I didn’t know what to expect, … Continue reading

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Identity in context

“Context” has become the second-most-commonly used word in the identity industry after “identity” itself. And rightly so, since its practically mantra now that identity only exists in context, and — at least for people — is so incredibly context-sensitive. Paul … Continue reading

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XDI Round Two

As I found myself explaining to a number of folks at Digital ID World this week, the XDI Technical Committee at OASIS has been relatively quiet this spring and summer while so many of the TC members worked on: a) … Continue reading

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Doc sucks

I want you to know right away that I’m writing this post to boost Doc‘s Google suckiness rating. It was revealed during his closing keynote at Digital ID World today that his suckiness rating is only 1/3 of that of … 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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Kvetch with Kveton

Scott Kveton is not only the new CEO of JanRain (he was formerly the head of the OSU Open Source Lab), but he’s started a new blog that’s rolling a mile a minute. JanRain is the leading developer of OpenID libraries … 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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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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I-Tags Getting Smarter

It’s been six months since I’ve posted anything about i-tags but the spec has been steadily evolving. Working Draft 03 has been posted on the i-tag wiki and there are some great new features. Quick highlights: The underlying RDF model … Continue reading

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Registering with Opinity

Time to start “claiming my blog” — this one for testing with Opinity’s third-party reputation aggregation service. The following is what I need to paste in to authenticate by blog there: Click the link to check my Opinity reputation! [More … Continue reading

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