[foaf-protocols] Kanatara initiative on identity

Story Henry henry.story at bblfish.net
Wed Jun 17 18:05:32 CEST 2009

Just thought this could be of interest, as social networks are  
consumers of identity


Members of the global identity and Internet communities announced the  
launch of Kantara Initiative, a new global organization formed to  
bridge enterprise, Web 2.0 and Web-based identity initiatives.

Kantara Initiative has been founded by the Concordia Project, Data  
Portability Project, Information Card Foundation, Internet Society,  
Liberty Alliance, OpenLiberty.org and XDI.org to collaborate on  
eliminating the barriers that exist in the global identity sector.

The Kantara Initiative has been established based on a bicameral  
governance model where the Board of Trustees and Leadership Council  
work hand-in-hand as peers in steering the direction of the  
organization. Roger Sullivan, vice president Oracle Identity  
Management, has been elected president of the 2009 Kantara Initiative  
Board of Trustees and J. Trent Adams, outreach specialist, trust &  
identity, Internet Society, has been elected chair of the Leadership  

Initial Board of Trustee members include AOL, BT, CA, Intel, Internet  
Society, Fidelity Investments, Novell, NRI, NTT, Oracle, PayPal and  
Sun Microsystems. Representatives from Intel and the New Zealand  
government have Leadership Council seats on the Board of Trustees.


I am not endorsing that, just something to watch out for


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