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In the News (HTML)
January/February 2006 (vol. 23 no. 1)
pp. 108-113
Bart Massey, Portland State University

What Microsoft's Identity Metasystem Means to Developers
Laurianne McLaughlin (freelance writer)
A multiplicity of identity technologies creates difficulties and complexities for both users and developers. Microsoft's proposed answer to this problem is an identity metasystem--a framework that lets varying identity technologies communicate and interoperate using common standards.

Open Source and Government Systems: GOSCON 2005
Bart Massey, Portland State University
The First International Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON 2005) provided a forum to discuss issues of open source software in a government setting. This conference report highlights some of the key people and issues discussed at GOSCON 2005.

Index Terms:
Internet, security, identity metasystem, InfoCard, Kerberos, X.509, Security Assertion Markup Language, SAML, Sxip Identity, Liberty Alliance, GOSCON, open source, government, IT
Citation:
Laurianne McLaughlin, Bart Massey, "In the News," IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 108-113, Jan.-Feb. 2006, doi:10.1109/MS.2006.18
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