Marc Canter on SXIP, on Gillmor Gang on Digital Identity

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 01/04/2005 - 01:15.

Marc Canter participated in Steve Gillmor's December 31, 2004 Webcast on Identity Management and posted his observations on SXIP to his blog - this is an exciting evolution REALNEO supports... you'll soon see SXIP enabled and explained further here... for now, here are Marc's opinions:

Sxip can easily be supported (with as little as some Javascript) and
provides as thin of a layer as possible, while providing a DNS-like
service for digital identity. You can dive into it deeper - building
your own Sxip-compatible storage portals or just create a site that
reads compatible Sxip profiles and meta-data.

But the only money that's paid to Sxip is for maintaining a HomeSite
or MemberSite - and it's roughly the same price as maintaining a
digital certificate or domain name registered - and end-users pay

Sxip does not store ANY of the end-user's meta-data or even profile data about yourself.

Sxip simply stores (what they call) a GUPI - which is a value
presenting you and which points to your designated "HomeSite" (read:
DLA.) You can then move your data to any other HomeSite or what they
call "Membersite". This creates a SSO (single sign-on) environment for
all sorts of new apps, servcies and interactive content.

Sxip also supports the notion of multiple persona (which is part of
our PeopleAggregator design) and is everything we need for our 'open
standards' efforts, like


Here's what others have written about
The Gillmor Gang:
December 31, 2004:


Gillmor Gang, podcasting and Digital Identity
(from Marc's Voice)

had the honor of being invited into the Dec. 31st, 2004 Gillmor Gang in
their last podcast of 2004. I was being used as filler representing the
humans and FOAF in the digital identity space. Dick Hardt couldn't make
it - so I also represented the Sx... [Read More...]

Tracked January 2, 2005 05:54PM


More Identity on the Gillmor Gang
(from Phil Windley's Technometria)

There were nine of us on last week's Gillmor Gang. Doug called it the
"GIllmor Gaggle." The topic was identity. Here's what Doug says about
it: This week The Gang digs deeper into digital identity with a panel
of... [Read More...]

Tracked January 3, 2005 12:16PM


And then there's my day job
(from Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog)

Someone in the Wild West Gillmore Gaggle - the dust was thick but I'm pretty sure it was Bryan Field-Elliot [Read More...]

Tracked January 3, 2005 04:53PM


Catching up on identity

If you see me working with headphones or looking way too serious in my car then I'm listening to the year-end Gillmor Gang or relistening to the gang's [Read More...]

Tracked January 3, 2005 09:55PM