Security/identity · 2006-10-04

The only thing worse than generalizing

…from one example is generalizing from no examples at all. That’s one of the X Window System’s design principles, and one of my favorite quotes.

So it’s pretty cool, then, that along with the Liberty Alliance having finalized the second major version of its Identity Web Services Framework (press release, summary article), for the first time it has also published its marketing requirements documents (MRDs), which have helped shape its specs. The MRD for ID-WSF 2.0 is fleshed out with use-case details like “John is a coffee addict” and “However, Blodwyn is sick of South Wales” among the necessarily drier stuff. Check it out.