Here are the logos of the projects participating in the Information Card Interopathon at the Burton Group's Catalyst Conference. Beyond that, people told me about at least half a dozen new open source projects (each with a unique mission) that are sitting in the wings getting ready to go public. I'll try to keep you posted on these.
We had a rehearsal for this a couple of months ago at Internet Identity Workshop, but something has changed since then: many of the players seem to have made strides in getting concrete about how the technology would be used in their products. That's the key.
According to the press release:
Participants include projects groups Eclipse Higgins Project, Internet2 Shibboleth Project, The Pamela Project, Ian Brown (OpenInfoCard), XMLDAP, and SocialPhysics and vendors BMC Software, CA, FuGen Solutions, IBM, Microsoft, NetMesh, Novell, Nulli Secundus, Oracle, Ping Identity, Sxip Identity, VeriSign, and WSO2.
The demonstration will be centered on a photo sharing application and will show the breadth and maturity of user-centric technologies by executing a variety of information card-based component capabilities including:
- Protocol and wire format interoperability
- Card format interoperability
- Policy interoperability
- Platform interoperability