Identity Commons is a community of groups working on developing the identity and social layer of the web. We are loosely connected sharing a common purpose and principles. Our main community gathering is the Internet Identity Workshop that happens twice a year.
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.
Our organizational forms are diverse including:
- several dozen people on a mailing list
- nonprofit foundations behind particular technologies
- open source projects part of other foundations
- autonomous projects working on market advocacy and development
We formed to facilitate information sharing and coherence this space and to support interoperability and convergence around open standards.