The Internet Identity Workshop , aka IIW, started as the Identity Gang way back in ’05, and has since grown (thanks more to Kaliya and Phil than to yours truly) to become a fixture event in the calendars of many developers and other folks supportive of development work toward working user-driven identity systems. (These today include…
- Open Social
- Portable Contacts
- Activity Streams
- OASIS XRD (eXtensible Resource Descriptor)
- OASIS XRI (eXtensible Resource Identifier)
- OASIS XDI (XRI Data Interchange)
- Liberty Alliance ID-WSF
- DiSoDistributed Social Networking Project
- OSIS (Open Source Identity Systems)
- The Pamela Project Relying Party Code
- Higgins Project
- XMLDAP (The first Java Information Card library) Relying Party Code and Security Token Server code
- Higgins Project (supports Information Cards, OpenID, SAML, XRI, XDI)
- CAS (Central Authentication Service) project (supports OpenID, SAML, prototype Information Card support)
- OpenSSO (supports SAML, Liberty ID-FF/ID-WSF, WS-Federation, Information Cards, OpenID)
- Identity Commons
- Liberty Alliance
- OASIS ID Trust
- ITU-T Focus Group on IdM and subsequent activity.
- DataPortability Project
- ID-LegalWorkingn group at Identity Commons
- Kids Online Working group at Identity Commons
- UserCentric Health Working group at Identity Commons
- Project VRM
- Liberty Alliance Identity Assurance Framework
- Liberty Alliance Identity Governance Framework
(That’s somewhat abbreviated from the list here.)
What’s cool about IIW is that we have a large bunch of individuals and outfits working in converging directions, creating and/or mashing up solutions to problems faced by individuals needing to control and assert their identity information in the digital world. For all the activity going on here, the whole field is still brand new, with lots of work left to be done before it’s ready for Prime Time, which has been going on in any case since the commercial Web was born 1.5 decades ago. More importantly, much effort is made by everybody involved not to foreclose progress or lock out other solutions where development vectors converge or cross. it’s the only thing like it I know.
What also rocks is that progress happens at every single IIW, sometimes a great deal of it. The whole thing is about doing. We have participants, not just attendees.
There is, however, urgency. Making sure we get our usual space at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View depends on getting enough registrants today.