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(The New) Identity Commons


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Talk at Internet Identity Workshop 2006b (Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA) on the new and improved Identity Commons.

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(The New) Identity Commons

  1. 1. (The New) Identity Commons Catalyzing the User-Centric Identity Community Eugene Eric Kim <> Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) 2006b Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA December 4, 2006
  2. 2. Diagram by Peter Davis, November 4, 2005 The Identity Landscape (2005)
  3. 3. The Yadis Landscape (2005)
  4. 4. Identity Commons <ul><li>A shared space for facilitating the creation of a user-centric identity layer for the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>“ Upside-down Umbrella” – Loosely joined Working Groups with extremely lightweight shared governance (Stewards Council) </li></ul><ul><li>Community Mark </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by Owen Davis and Andrew Nelson in 2002 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Status <ul><li>15 chartered Working Groups with representatives making up a Stewards Council </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the basic governance issues worked out, including a proposed legal structure (Swiss-based nonprofit) </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki and mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporation and brand transfer by January 31, 2007 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Participate!