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Intro: Thomas Roessler

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 17:25:39 +0100
To: public-pling@w3.org
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Hello,

I'm Thomas Roessler (tlr on IRC). I work as W3C's Security Activity
Lead, and am the other Team Contact of this Interest Group.

In the context of this Interest Group, I'm interested in better
understanding how the different assertion frameworks that various
identity systems and the Semantic Web provide us with impact policy
languages and their deployment.

For example, how would an enterprise deal with the combination of
CardSpace, OpenID, and an RDF based knowledge base that encompasses
the company's org chart?  And how can it ensure that access control
policies that are based on these diverse data sources comply with
legal requirements? ... with policies inherited from business
partnes? ... with promises made to third parties, possibly again in
machine-readable languages?

In short, I think that the conversations about combining identity
frameworks (and about making social network data portable) need to
be connected to a conversation about combining policy languages,
both in terms of standards work and research.

My hope for PLING is that it might provide a forum for that.

A happy new year to all,
-- 
Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Saturday, 12 January 2008 18:38:30 GMT

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