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Unhosted.org Project and WebID

From: Jeff Sayre <jeff@sayremedia.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 09:31:18 -0700
Message-ID: <efb641b4740b16386a9a773601b437e6.squirrel@webmail.sayremedia.com>
To: "WebID XG" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
I just discovered this very interesting new FLOSS project (about three
months old) self-described as an "open web standard for decentralizing
user data. On the unhosted web, data is stored per-user, under the user's
control." They are in essence offering a solution that will decouple the
application layer from the data storage layer with a goal of helping to
usher in a truly federated Social Web.

Their approach uses WebFinger, OAuth, WebDAV, and a few more protocols to
bring this vision to fruition. As WebID fits squarely within their vision,
we should liaise with this project, possibly inviting one of their team
members to join our IG.

You can learn more about Unhosted.org's vision
here:http://www.unhosted.org/manifesto.html

They also just published their Unhosted WebDAV Standard:
http://unhosted.org/spec/dav/0.1/

Perhaps this has been shared before, but I did not want to go through all
the old messages to find out!

Jeff
Received on Saturday, 9 April 2011 16:31:46 UTC

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