Category Archives: Data Portability

The Real Killer App for Personal Clouds

I’ve been working for several years now on building infrastructure for personal clouds (that’s the entire goal of the Respect Network based on the Respect Trust Framework). I’ve helped design, discuss, and debate dozens of powerful new apps for personal clouds (see several that were … Continue reading

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It’s This Simple: Vote for Kaliya on August 15

You may never have heard of NSTIC (the U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace) or the personal data ecosystem (but then, you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog). But it matters not — if you care at all about the … Continue reading

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Craig Burton Divines the Bovine

There are few people I have met in my career who can distill complex topics down to their very essence. Craig Burton is one of them. His Burton Ubiquity Matrix, about which he gave a great session at the last … Continue reading

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The Incredible Internet Irony Machine strikes again. The stealth startup that’s been my singular focus since stepping down as Executive Director of Open Identity Exchange and the Information Card Foundation last fall, called Respect Network, took one tiny peek above … Continue reading

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True Data Portability

I’ve been on the board of 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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Singular Focus in 2011

I made only one New Year’s resolution this year: to maintain the singular focus necessary to succeed with a startup. There’s no need to pontificate on that subject of focus when it comes to startups — it’s an industry cliche … 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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