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Wireless Utopia

The journey towards a free wireless world.

Project Higgins

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

News about an online Identity Management System which will provide an alternative to a MS' Infocard. There is a debate going on about Infocard at IdentityBlog and this peice of news is going to heat it up. For MS Infocard lies at the heart of its vison of the internet without passwords. And it has the first mover advantage in that. IBM it seems is up for the challenge.

A bigger question is whether the open source community finds a need for such a system. All the code, the technology, the binaries, the knowhow is provided for free in this world. Does it really matter if a user or contributer is not authentic. I dont know. Although the trend of big corporations backing open source is becoming popular, thier adoption by the open source community is yet to be seen.

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Tags: Project Higgins Open Source Infocard Identity Metasystem Microsoft IBM Novell
posted by Rajiv, 12:56 AM

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