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December 6, 2004 » 9:35 am

i-names Not Centralized

The Identity Commons i-name fundraiser got Slashdotted today. I haven’t been all that impressed by the comments on Slashdot in the past, but they were useful this time in revealing a fundamental misunderstanding about the Identity Commons infrastructure (and a problem with its messaging). Identity Commons is not centralized. This is not a non-profit version of Microsoft Passport. It was designed from the ground up to be fully distributed. See Fen Labalme‘s post for a deeper explanation and some additional comments on the Slashdot responses.    (7VR)

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