The OASIS XRI TC has posted an updated FAQ on the XRI 2.0 specifications, which include XRI Syntax 2.0 and XRI Resolution 2.0 (the latter covering XRDS discovery documents). The FAQ also covers the use of XRI and XRDS with popular open source digital identity frameworks such as OpenID and the Higgins Project.
Welcome to IDtrust XML.org.
This is the official community gathering place and information resource for identity and trusted infrastructure standards. The site is hosted by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section, a group that encourages new participation from developers and users. This is an open, vendor-neutral community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content. See more about this site.
Spotlight On Identity Management: A Case for Collaborative Identity Management in a Complex Decentralized Environment
Using the identity life cycle of the Cornell student as a use case, we will
discuss the value of approaching identity management as a collective
responsibility. The business and IT sides of the house must partner to meet
rising expectations for streamlined access to information in a world where
services are distributed not only across multiple campus units but also across
multiple institutions. See more...
The 6th edition of the Internet Identity Workshop took place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA last week (May 12-14). The OASIS IDtrust member section was a co-sponsor, and for good reason: there was very strong interest in the OASIS XRI digital identifier and XRDS service discovery specifications (both undergoing voting as an OASIS Standard this month).
Trust and reputation systems represent a significant trend in decision support for Internet mediated service provision. The basic idea is to let parties rate each other, for example after the completion of a transaction, and use the aggregated ratings about a given party to derive a trust or reputation score, which can assist other parties in deciding whether or not to transact with that party in the future. A natural side effect is that it also provides an incentive for good behaviour, and therefore tends to have a positive effect on market quality.
Stephen Wilson's Babysteps
Bruce Schneier last month reported on the RSA Conference and how security exhibitors are complaining that visitors to their stands aren't buying much.
In respect of selling security in general, he points out that people don't usually buy car safety components, and neither should they buy information security per se. I couldn't agree more -- I believe that security should be sold on a sort of wholesale basis.