May 2 2007 Meeting notes

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Conference Call Notes

Drafted by Joe Andrieu, May 2, 2007

Previous Meeting Links


(please update with last names & IM if you'd like a backchannel during the call...)

  • Paul Madsen
  • Keith Hopper on AIM: hopperomatic
  • Ben Laurie
  • Joe Andrieu on AIM: jpandrieu
  • Leif Chastaine
  • Dean Landsman On IRC: deanland On AIM: deanlandsman
  • Bret Blaser
  • Deborah Schulz


what who when status
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open id on wiki david no date
group blog/RSS to wiki (venus) doc no date up, but only one author
project VRM definition doc 1 week still working on it
brainstorm Initiatives all ongoing
Set up Jabber Host for conference calls doc no date new


Unfortunately Doc won't be able to join us today.

Joe: remind Dean about transcript.

Report from Brussels

Doc led a session at the Open Identity event last week. Britt took a look at how Liberty Alliance's architecture might help.

One foundation of VRM is the personal RFP, a way for individuals to express their buying desires in a way that vendors can respond directly. Britt sees a personal RFP as an aspect of a person's Identity. That would be put on the web so buyers could find them, analyze them, and discover with them a potential match for what they could provide me. At its basic, the WSF (web services framework) is a way to do just that: provide aspects of identity securely over the Internet.

Liberty Alliance is a standards body for federated identity and identity services.

VRM still needs to define and XML syntax for what this RFP looks like. Some sort of product number, useful meta-data, etc. Some way for users to describe what they want to buy, maximum price, timing on purchase, etc.

The web services is really about moving around that type of identity-centric document.

So, we have schemas that specify, for example, a calendar format that allows people to share calendar data through this framework.

Consider a use case where Alice is specifying the RFP, but Dad is paying for it. This is discussed on the Technology page.

Action Items

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