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Well now the rubber is going to meet the road....
The people that I now call associates, and my boss, know a LOT more than I do about the management of massive repositories of distributed data. So now I get to test some of the ideas that I've talked about here over the years...
I now work at OCLC, the Library People. My job is specifically working on Identity Management and Authentication. These things obviously only make sense in the context of controlling access to information resources.
As I learn the differences between what I have guessed is important and what really is important for the OCLC use cases I'll let you know how good or bad my thinking of the last couple of years has been.
I will still be engaged in the standards process and will bring the OCLC needs to the table as concrete examples of distributed identity use cases.... I think this is going to be fun!