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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
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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