Open Source Initiative to Give People More Control Over Their Personal Online Information
IBM, Novell, and Parity Communications to Drive New Generation of Security Software Based on Framework by Harvard Law’s Berkman Center
ARMONK, NY - 27 Feb 2006: IBM, Novell and Parity Communications today announced that they are contributing code to an open source initiative -- code-named "Project Higgins” -- that will spawn a new generation of security software, giving people more control over their personal online identity information. Project Higgins builds upon a concept developed by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Project Higgins – which is being managed by the Eclipse open source foundation -- is developing software for "user-centric" identity management, an emerging trend in security software. It enables individuals to actively manage and control their online personal information, such as bank account, telephone and credit card numbers, or medical and employment records -- rather than institutions managing that information as they do today. People will decide what information they want shared with trusted online websites that use the software.
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And special thanks to the folks over at XDI.org.