Mozilla arbeitet an einem neuen “Identity in the Browser“-Projekt namens BrowserID:

For users, BrowserID provides a safer and easier way to sign in.

For developers, BrowserID offers a world class sign-in experience with only a couple lines of code.

For identity providers, BrowserID lets you give your users an identity they can use everywhere.

Dawn Foster schreibt auf Gigaom über die Indie Web-Bewegung:

The Indie Web movement is primarily about ownership and control over your identity. The difficulty is that many of the tools that we need to achieve the complete vision of data ownership just don’t exist yet, or they exist, but not in a way that is accessible to most people. During IndieWebCamp, we focused on discussing these current issues and starting to build some of the tools necessary to make the Indie Web a reality for regular people.

Das MyProfile-Project ist der erste (glaube ich zumindest) produktive WebID-Provider. Ich bin zwar immer noch kein wirklicher Freund von FoaF, SIOC und dem ganzen Semantic-Web Zeugs, aber vielleicht ist WebID ja wirklich eine alternative zu OpenID… Ich lasse mich gerne überraschen :)

MyProfile intends to provide a solution for managing the numerous accounts and profiles that users have on the Internet. Its main purpose is to provide a unified user account, or simply ‘user profile’, which as opposed to current ‘silo’ profiles, would really be under the user’s control, on a device controlled by the user.

Es gibt übrigens auch einen OpenWebPodcast zum Thema WebID

WebHome hört sich ein bisschen nach OStatus for WordPress an:

WebHome is a “movement,” aimed at the creation of a global, decentralized, open social network that is not tied to any specific company, software or website. And it turns out that we already have plenty of network technologies and tools that can help us connect social profiles, wherever they are located.