My blog is a bit difficult to comment on (Sorry, I am working on getting this fixed) so David Kerns e-mailed me his comments on my post Identity Faire? just come to IIW.
I didn’t overlook DIDW & Catalyst, Kaliya, but found them tangential to the topic. And, to be charitable, IIW has taken a turn that makes it seem less relevant. The fixation with OpenID – which, after a fast beginning has bogged down to almost irrelevance – will be the death of the gathering. Still, it’s even more tangential than DIDW – there’s little to no discussion of corporate/enterprise ID at IIW while DIDW does, at least, nod towards user-centrism.
I did once hope that IIW could be the great self-organizing Identity Faire, but it needs to expand its vision for that to happen.
I am all for expanding the vision of IIW – that was the point of my post.
A focus on one protocol was not the goal. It happens that part of the conversation that got OpenID going happened at IIW that doesn’t mean it is the only thing to talk about there. The OpenID community has certainly taken to really showing up and using IIW to get what they want to get done as a community.
I would really love to see you and others participate in helping us shape the next IIW to be more Identity Faire like. I see one of my first jobs as the Chief Catalyst of Identity Commons is to work on diversifying IIW by pulling together ‘invitation teams’ to reach out to particular industry sectors or interest areas that we know would be good to have participate in IIW. I have started a wiki page on the current IIW site about this.
I would love to get a sense of what people see those groups being…clearly is the legal community that was highlighted at IIW’s close. One is those working on reputation in email today and those building autonomous services. Another is more corporate/enterprise Identity services companies/developers. What other niches are there? (I think the corporate enterprise sector could have several subcategories). Who else and if you think they should show up who specifically do you think should be invited and do you know them well enough to invite them – contribute it is your event.
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