[Mono-list] Please comment on excellent Java/J2EE/EJB v. Mono/.NET article here...

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
30 Oct 2001 08:35:54 -0500

On Tue, 2001-10-30 at 11:30, Guy Murphy wrote:
> *shrug* I dont think OSS can make an alternative to Passport float... they
> may be able to come up with a better technical implimentation, but then
> they'd have to partner up with an official looking body... and no the likes
> of the FSF doesn't look like such a body to a retailer.

I think that the Liberty Alliance people are in what appears to be on
the right track.

Microsoft announced last week that they would move Passport to Kerberos
and that they would fold back all the changes to Kerberos, part of their
announcements also included things like a federated Kerberos system
where third parties could plug into the federated namespace.

It makes a lot of sense.  Now it is only a matter of watching who
delivers first the best implementation that can be adopted by the
industry taking into account the various issues (privacy, risks,
reliability, points of failure, etc).