May 2 2007 Meeting notes
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
|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|
|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.