Category Archives: XRI

Will Norris on Identity and (Non-Recyclable) Identifiers

I could spend this entire week doing nothing but reading and posting about good post-holiday reading of recent blog posts. My theory is simple: over the holiday break, people (well, most people – not me this year) have time to … Continue reading

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FollowFriday Microtagging with XRIs

The Craig Burton is at it again. Putting together all kinds of cool memes. This time he’s seen how to splice XRI into the FollowFriday endorsement system for Twitter. He calls the concept “microtagging” – using XRIs in the tag … Continue reading

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Kynetx: Rules Rule

More about the long quiet spell soon. First I must post about a trip I made last week to spend the day with Phil Windley, his partner Stephen Fulling, and the inimitable Craig Burton down in Salt Lake City. What … Continue reading

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Eran's Status Report on Discovery

Something else so good I just have to blog it: Eran Hammer-Lahav‘s Discovery Coordination Report on the new metadata-discovery list he set up. Eran’s turning into a one-man hub of all things discovery as he drives forward together with the … Continue reading

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XRD Begins

For most people, watching the evolution of technical specifications is like watching a glacier move. To those of us living the process, though, there can be a great deal of drama to it — in fact it’s much more like … Continue reading

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Nat Sakimura on OpenID and XRI

Nat Sakimura, who is quietly implementing real user-centric identity solutions in the Japanese market while many others are still talking about them, has posted his concise reasoning why XRI abstract identifiers are the the only really safe identifiers to use … Continue reading

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XRI in a Nutshell

Someday I’m going to write a book about primary challenge with disruptive technologies: they are always starved for resources. In fact, you could argue this chicken-or-egg problem is what defines a disruptive technology: it can’t attract enough development resources until … Continue reading

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Identity Happens with Marty Schleiff

Boeing has long been one of the most progressive companies when it comes to identity management and how it can enable new value chains in a large ecosystem. Marty Schleiff is one of the reasons. I’ve worked with him extensively … Continue reading

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Time for OASIS XRI TC and W3C TAG to Sit Down Together

It was stunning. 10 days ago, a few days after the voting period began on XRI Syntax 2.0 and XRI Resolution 2.0 becoming an OASIS Standard, the W3C TAG (Technical Architecture Group) came out with a statement recommending that members … Continue reading

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Ryan Janssen Takes Me Back

Ryan Janssen pinged me via my contact page last week to ask if I had time to share the story of how I came to be working on XRI, XDI, OpenID, i-cards, Higgins, and Identity Commons. He reached me this … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Higgins, I-Cards, Identity Commons, OpenID, XDI, XRI

XDI Link Contracts

Identity Woman (Kaliya Hamlin) posts about why current “friend formats” like FOAF and XFN don’t satisfy the need for privacy and personal control of data that she – and many other women – want before they are comfortable sharing personal … Continue reading

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It's that time again — Internet Identity Workshop 2007B

I’ve never been part of a self-organizing community as large or as effective as the Internet Identity Workshop. If you care about the emerging user-centric identity layer for the Internet – or even if you only only care about the … Continue reading

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Higgins speaks SAML

Paul Trevithick just posted about a significant new step for the Higgins Project – the first contributions adding support for SAML 2.0. At first blush that may not seem surprising – SAML is the granddaddy of modern Internet identity protocols … Continue reading

Posted in CardSpace, General, Higgins, I-Cards, OpenID, SAML, XDI, XRI

The Data Sharing Summit: Problems and Solutions

Certain events scream out for live blogging. The Data Sharing Summit is one of them. So these are my notes from first half of Day 1. (Then why are they being posted at midnight, you ask? Because there was too … Continue reading

Posted in Community Dictionary Service, Dataweb, General, Higgins, Identity Rights Agreements, Privacy, Social Web, XDI, XRI

Phil Windley on XRDS

I just added XRDS (Extensible Resource Descriptor Sequence) as a new category on my blog because this simple XML document format, created by the OASIS XRI Technical Committee to provide XRI resolution metadata and subsequently adopted by Yadis, is starting … Continue reading

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Semantically Meaningful Identifiers: What a Concept!

I haven’t blogged in a month because I’m so heads down with XRI 2.1 specs, prep for IIW (next week), and the business side of user-centric identity (yes, this really needs to turn into an industry if it is to … Continue reading

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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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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 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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CardSpace and OpenID Starting the Convergence Dance?

Earlier this month Kim Cameron starting blogging about some of the phishing concerns he’s had about OpenID that he and Mike Jones have shared with myself and other members of the OpenID community privately since Digital ID World last September. … Continue reading

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