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Monday, February 27, 2006

IBM, Novell aid open-source identity project

IBM, Novell and Parity Communications announced that the firms would contributing code to an open-source initiative, known as Project Higgins, which aims to create an identity system that give the user more control over their data.  The project, which is managed under by the Eclipse Foundation, is based on the concept of user-centric identities researched at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

The software created by the project will likely compete with Microsoft’s InfoCard framework, which will form the core identity management role in the software giant’s next-generation operating system, Windows Vista.

The hope is that the software will help reduce the amount of unsecured data on the Internet and stem the tide of data leaks.

http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/149?ref=rss

Posted on 02/27
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