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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of LID


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12/06/11 23:45:53 (5 years ago)
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http://mylid.net/jernst
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  • LID

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     1= Light-Weight Identity (LID) = 
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     3'''LID is the original decentralized web identity protocol'''. When originally developed in 2003/2004, its goal was to enable anybody to securely assert their digital identity from anywhere on the web, without needing permission from anybody, or giving anybody a veto over how they would represent themselves on-line. And so simple that a skilled developer could implement it over the weekend. 
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     5LID has been tremendously influential, first in the development of OpenID and Yadis, and then indirectly in the subsequent identity efforts of Facebook, Google and the like. 
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     7However, it's '''original mission -- to be people-centric, without depending on some large entity (whether government or internet juggernaut)''' -- remains unfulfilled. But eventually, we'll all crack the code how to make the internet decentralized again and then the time of LID or a protocol very much like it will come. 
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     9In the meantime, LID has been implemented in InfoGrid and various other places. It's useful there even if world domination is still a bit out. Here's some more info ported over from lid.netmesh.org: 
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     11 * [wiki:Lid/History History of Independent Digital Identity] 
     12 * [wiki:Lid/Essence Essence of LID] 
     13 * [wiki:Lid/FAQ LID FAQ] 
     14 * [wiki:Lid/Services LID Services] 
     15 * [wiki:Lid/CredTypes LID Credential Types] 
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     17See also: 
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     19 * [wiki:Yadis]