Tag Archives: XRI/XDI

The History of Tomorrow’s Internet: Identity (iCards, pt 4)

I just finished up my three part series on Microsoft’s CardSpace implementation of iCards, but one of the most important things to understand is that CardSpace is just ONE implementation of iCards. The specifications are completely open and in fact, have been implemented in an open source project simultaneously. That project is Higgins and I [...]

Drummond on XRI/XDI and OpenID

At the IDtrust Symposium in Maryland, Drummond just presented a paper about how the XRI/XDI support in OpenID can be used to avoid some of the more wicked hacks necessary for some of the richer functionality in the OpenID 2.0 spec.  The paper is an interesting read and now public here: http://middleware.internet2.edu/idtrust/2008/papers/01-reed-openid-xri-xrds.pdf For an overview [...]

The History of Tomorrow’s Internet: Identity (iNames, pt.4)

The names of Ootao and Andy Dale come up a lot when you’re looking at the identity landscape, but if you look at either of their sites, it’s pretty hard to understand why. Further Andy Dale’s got a British accent, came to the Bay area from Israel, and pronounces his company’s name “Ew’ Dow”. Pretty [...]

The History of Tomorrow’s Internet: Identity (iNames, pt. 3)

In my last post, I covered the history of iNames to demonstrate how hard it is to create internet-wide standards and how important it is for them to be absolutely open. In this post, I want to explain the business model behind iNames. I’m doing this for two reasons: 1. Finding business models for identity [...]

The History of Tomorrow’s Internet: Identity (iNames, pt. 2)

In my last post I wrote about some of the cool things about XRI/XDI. In this post I want to focus on the history of trying to make XRI/XDI an internet standard. I’m doing this because we’re going to have to do something on an internet-wide scale to solve the identity problem, and I want [...]

Latest XDI RDF model…

Drummond pointed me to the latest XDI RDF model for those who’d like to go a little deeper. You can get it at: http://wiki.oasis-open.org/xdi/XdiRdfModel It’s very similar to the original concept, but more in line with current technology trends.

The History of Tomorrow’s Internet: Identity (iNames, pt. 1)

The first branch of the identity movement I want to write about is iNames. Your first introduction to iNames will probably come the first time you read a blog about identity or email someone in the identity community. The only way to contact them will often be through their iName, which looks like “=whatevericallmyself”. My [...]