Category Archives: Digital rights

T.Rob Wyatt Explains the Respect Trust Framework (and May Not Even Know It)

How to explain how we got here? I wrote a blog post called Please Send Wicked Simple Email inspired by the jaw-dropping great messages T.Rob Wyatt was sending to the VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) and personal cloud mailing lists. I lobbied for T.Rob’s … Continue reading

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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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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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Support Standard Information Sharing Labels

One more a tip o’ the hat to Phil Windley for saving me a thousand words. He’s wonderfully articulated the reasons you should support Joe Andrieu’s Kickstarter project for the Standard Information Sharing Label. Phil sums it up perfectly: Just like we have … Continue reading

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PLOA – Just What You Need to Know

On Friday I had a demo of PLOA – Personal Levels of Assurance — from it’s architect, Jay Glasgow at AT&T. I’ve known Jay since he attended an XDI retreat hosted by Scott David at Whistler two years ago, and at … Continue reading

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Kim Cameron on Google’s New Privacy Policy

When he first introduced them in 2004, Kim Cameron’s Laws of Identity changed the landscape of the Internet identity industry almost overnight. Though Kim has since stepped down as Chief Identity Architect at Microsoft, he still packs a helluva punch … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Flaw in SOPA and PIPPA

After all the raging debate about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), the fundamental flaw in both is captured succinctly in this public letter to Senator Orrin Hatch from Phil Windley, Kynetx CTO and author of The … Continue reading

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