Getting in the game on OpenID standards: A conversation with Kaliya Hamlin, Identity Woman was published today on Net Squared. Marshall interviewed me via e-mail and then wrote up this story. He does a great job of explaining how identity brokers work and how people can use identifiers within contexts.
The social web, Web 2.0 or whatever you want to call it, is supposed to be all about web services, interactivity and data portability. In this context, Open ID standards will be increasingly important.
Reality: this is big
I thought that big vendors considered it in their best interests to lock us in to their systems with non-open Identities. Kaliya says that’s no longer the case. “They are all getting that identity is a ‘commons’ that no one can own,” she says. “They are seeing the end of usefulness in approaching the world through silos. The whole corporate tech world is a big exercise in sticking things together…standards really make this less expensive.”