Internet Identity Workshop reveals OpenID clashes

    Date31 May 2010
    Posted ByAlex
    There are too many identity-related trade shows and conferences spread over venues all over the world and not enough time to get to them all. It's a far cry from when we started this newsletter 10 years ago, and the increased interest in identity issues should be applauded, but I can't be everywhere at once! For a while, I was able to keep up on happenings at conferences I missed through the blog posts of people I considered reliable diarists. But, as I implied in "The Blogger's Lament", that method of tracking information may soon be a thing of the past. Fortunately, there's still a few good bloggers left.

    While I was in Amsterdam for Novell's BrainShare, the semi-annual Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) was taking place in Mountain View, Calif. It appears it was a lively session for OpenID advocates of all stripes. Notes from most of the sessions are available on the IIW wiki and there's good information on IIW co-founder Phil Windley's "Technometria" blog, but it's xmlgrrl herself, Eve Maler (PayPal distinguished engineer) who dishes the real dirt on the OpenID clashes. In "OpenID and OAuth: As the URL Turns" she presents the "Soap Opera Digest " synopsis of the goings-on:

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