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OASIS Members Form New Committee to Standardize Methods for Evaluating Online Reputations

OASIS has formed a new technical committee to make it easier to validate the trustworthiness of businesses, projects, and people working and socializing in electronic communities. The new OASIS Open Reputation Management Systems (ORMS) Technical Committee will define common data formats for consistently and reliably representing reputation scores.

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Online Reputation Management: Putting Your Best [Cyber] Foot Forward

According to recent media reports, the average American spends about 160 hours online each year. For many working professionals, this number skyrockets into the thousands of hours. A Pew Internet and American Life Project survey conducted in early 2007 reports that nearly half of all internet users have searched for information about themselves while online, more than doubling the figure reported just five years ago.

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NIST IDtrust 2008 Wrap-up

The 7th annual NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) IDtrust Workshop, co-sponsored by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section (MS) was a great success. Over 170 attendees participated from various industries and academia worldwide. The event generated an enthusiastic response from attendees and stimulated a great deal of 'hallway' conversation.

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Top ten trends in identity management

Analyst group, Kuppinger Cole + Partners, has unveiled the ten predominant topics and trends in Identity Management in 2008, with Identity 2.0 unsurprisingly leading the way. Also featuring in this year’s top ten trends is a growing ‘superstructure’ of GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance), which has become the driving force of Identity Management with a strong impact on the change from administration-focussed to business-orientated Identity Management.

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Public review begins for XRI 2.0

OASIS has opened a fifteen-day public review of the Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) Resolution version 2.0 Committee Draft. XRI provides a uniform syntax for abstract structured identifiers. The public review ends 26 March 2008.

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