Tuesday, October 30, 2007

FOAF and OpenID use case

See http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/206 for a good explanation of a use case that combines OpenID and FOAF.

Its an interesting confluence of technologies where a powerful anti-spam commenting capability emerges out of some new-ish building blocks. Be authenticated to comment if you are a friend of a friend......

As the post points out, there is a relationship conceptually to Six Apart's work on "Opening the Social Graph" - an effort and direction I find compelling. I'd rather own my own identify particulars instead of outsourcing them to some of a multitude of service providers.

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