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Friday, January 12, 2007

ID Standard Wars, Episode One: OpenID vs CardSpace

As I wrote in the previous blog entry: "Big standards organizations (ISO, W3C, ANSI) have set up working groups on identity management recently. Expect some interesting standard wars here in the short run." That was of course not intended to mean that only public institutions can fight each other.

Some private sector players are currently heating up their blog-to-blog debate. Dick Hardt from Sxip and Kim Cameron from Microsoft are discussing if OpenID or Windows CardSpace is more secure. See a summary at ZDNet or the original posts by Kim and Dick. Chronological order: Kim - Dick - Kim - Dick. To be continued.

I just wish they would put as much energy into discussing which system is more privacy-friendly.


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