This past week the Identity Commons Working Groups 2007 Q4 Reports and January News were published. I worked in my catalytic role to get all the Stewards of the 8 groups of IC to turn in their reports. There is also news from many of the soon to be IC working groups.
This is the post from the Identity Commons Blog. It is where you should subscribe to get updates from the different working groups at IC. They will be using it to post announcements and information about what they are up to. We have our next stewards call this Wednesday at 9am PST.
PDF of Identity Commons Working Group 2007 Q4 Report and January News
Identity Commons (IC)is a loosely connected community of Working Groups that are addressing the social, legal and technical issues that arise with the emerging identity layer of the internet. The purpose of Identity Commons is to support, facilitate, and promote the creation of an open identity layer for the Internet — one that maximizes control, convenience, and privacy for the individual while encouraging the development of healthy, interoperable communities.
A wide range of individuals from both large and small companies have been dialoguing and developing tools to make this vision a reality. This past year the community was formalized, forming a nonprofit corporation. Identity Commons has adopted a set of principals to ensure an open, inclusive, and bottoms-up operating structure. Each Working Group has a representative on the Stewards Council. Membership resides in the Working Groups – where the real work is happening. Each quarter Working Groups report on their activities. This was our first quarter of official operation with reporting Q4 2007. There is also news from groups in the process of joining Identity Commons included.
Current Working Groups
Community & Events
Internet Identity Workshop
OSIS (Open Source Identity System)
Social Agreements and Policy
Identity Rights Agreements
ID Commons Operations
IC Collaborative Tools
In Process to Join Identity Commons:
VRV (Vendor Relationship Management)
Open Source Code Projects for Identity Systems and Data Sharing
Groups related to Standards
Enterprise Identity Architects
Newbies 4 Newbies
Id Media Review
You can find more background information about IC here and a moreindepth history here