Welcome

Identity Commons supports, facilitates, and promotes the creation of an open identity layer for the Internet, one that maximizes control, convenience, and privacy for the individual while encouraging the development of healthy, interoperable communities.

We act as a community information sharing hub, and catalyze community working groups at our semi-annual workshops. These groups work to develop the identity and social layers of the web. We create opportunities for both innovators and competitors, for both the big guy and the small fry to come together in a safe and balanced space.

We formed to facilitate information sharing and coherence this space and to support interoperability and convergence around open standards.

Purpose and Principles

These ‘Purpose and Principles’ represent the ‘DNA’ of Identity Commons.

Identity Commons Working Groups agree to assume these as their own, each one accomplishing a specialization of this Purpose, and each one is operating in accordance with a specialization of these Principles.

Purpose

The purpose of Identity Commons is to support, facilitate, and promote the creation of an open identity layer for the Internet, one that maximizes control, convenience, and privacy for the individual while encouraging the development of healthy, interoperable communities.

Principles

  1. Self-Organization
  2. Transparency
  3. Inclusion
  4. Empowerment
  5. Collaboration
  6. Openness
  7. Dogfooding

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Collaborate

Identity Commons creates space to facilitate broad community dialogue and increase the diversity of perspectives in the emerging field of user-centric identity.

Our main work is done within our collaborative working groups, but you can also become part of our community in the following places:

  • Gatherings [LINK] – meet other like minded people IRL.
  • Community calls – join us on regular conference calls to k
  • Email lists [LINK] – sign up to our Mailing Lists to be sure to not missout on news.
  • Identity Commons Wiki
  • Join one or more of our Working Groups
  • Discussion Groups?

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