If you follow these things closely, you might have heard about a “NewOrg” getting started to bring lots of identity interoperability workstreams together, or an “IDtbd” group for identity harmonization with a name to be determined. Well, it’s determined now — and by the way, kantara, appropriately, means bridge.
In this video I outline my reasons for supporting Kantara:
If you support Kantara’s mission:
Foster identity community harmonization, interoperability, innovation, and broad adoption through the development of open identity specifications, operational frameworks, education programs, deployment and usage best practices for privacy-respecting, secure access to online services
…consider joining as a Member to help make it happen. If you’ve got hard-won knowledge about gaps in the identity picture, or clever ideas about solving problems, consider diving in to one or more of its groups as a Participant — it doesn’t cost a penny.
At the least, make sure to follow @KantaraNews on Twitter. This initiative will be buzzing with lots of activity very soon, and you won’t want to miss any of the goings-on.