General R D Links And Notes

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Blog of the Governmant CIO:

UK Government open source software community

The Open Cloud Consortium (OCC)

Animation on federated access from JISC

Hueniverse "Thoughts on technology and open standards" - this link points to an article on OAuth:

Internet Identity Workshop (Where OAuth, OpenID, XRD, Discovery etc are launched and brainstormed). Two events a year usually in March and November.

Build Your Own SMS Authentication System:

Quick video introduction to the Employee Authentication Scheme from the DCSF:

Article from ReadWriteWeb on nascent use of OpenID by US gov
"US Government Reviewing OpenID For Login on .Gov Sites" -

Cracking presentation laying out the problem and the challenges from Dick Hardt
"Identity 2.0"

"Open trust frameworks provide a way for citizens to easily and safely engage with government websites: a key step in making open government a reality" from…
"OpenID Foundation and Information Card Foundation publish vision for open government through open identity technologies"

Chris Messina on the user interface difficulties in implementations of OpenID
"Does OpenID need to be hard?"

Follow-up post by Vibro on OpenID: "On the internet you don’t have a unique, incontrovertible identity. Rather, you have a relationship with many different entities…"
"One does not simply walk into Mordor, or Home Realm Discovery for the Internet"

Hillingdon Borough Council come up with an ID card for access to some services, leads to classic OTT El Reg headline, actual quote from No2ID starts - "This scheme looks fairly innocuous…"
"Pressure group aghast at Hillingdon ID card scheme"

TechCrunch extrapolate an ID system out of a bit of code released by Google.
"Google Points At WebFinger. Your Gmail Address Could Soon Be Your ID."

Excellent summation of the claims-based identity model from Muhammad Ahsan.
Claims-based Authentication / Claims-based identity model

SUN Java: Building Identity-Enabled Web Services

SUN Java: Metro and GlassFish Web Services Overview

OASIS Members Approve Open Interoperability Standard for Information Cards

Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Open Trust Frameworks for Open Government: Enabling Citizen Involvement through Open Identity Technologies

The WSO2 SOA Platform

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Open Cloud Standards Incubator

Redhat Deltacloud - A cloud broker

Cloud Standards Wiki

DMTF Open Cloud Standards Incubator - Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

Cloud server management

A unified interface to the cloud

VMware Developer - vCloud API

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