Monday, May 09, 2005, 11:10 PM

The Identity Gang

Managed to squeeze in some time to be at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco to join the Identity Gang in a pre-Digital Identity World Conference get-together. Glad I did. It was a four hour gathering that drifted from Kim's work on claims-based universal identity metasystems, to privacy issues, to usability, to policy presentation, to whether we should start a conference of sorts for the Identity Gang. (The list of attendees is in http://wiki.idcommons.net/moin.cgi/DigitalIdWorld.)

I'm glad I went because I got to meet a number of people who I only know via blogs I've read.

But, more importantly, I discovered that I'm in good company in thinking that, at least technologically, this digital identity endeavor is one of the biggest thing that is not just going to affect many of our future digital systems, and will also be the basis of many of our future social constructs. It is important to get it as close to right as possible because so much (our privacy, our relationship with our government, even our security) will depend on it.

See Also:
o Berkman Center, Identity Gang Meeting Agenda.
o Kim Cameron, Bottoms up identity discussion at DIDW.
o Marc Cantor, ID Gang. (I'm in the picture.)
o Johannes Ernst, Identity Gang Meeting.
o Kayila Hamlin, Identity Gang Meeting - links and last 1/2 summary.
o Dick Hardt, Identity Gang meeting @ DIDW.

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