FOAF as Identity – Proof by Ye Olde Adage

5 October, 2009 at 23:48 3 comments

After seeing a comment from Henry Story of Sun Bblfish Blog, I came across an “online” ‘FOAF Me’ initiative. I was aware of the “desktop” ‘FOAF Me’ project over at DFKI but the web version was something new.

In both cases, it is pretty clear that FOAF information can be used as an identity. In fact, creating/uploading an FOAF file and using a corresponding URI pointing to it, or some pertinent information inside it, can be a full-pledged identity on the web ala OpenID with stuff like SSL useful for double verification and such. It is complicated. Dont ask. Just dig around. While doing so myself to understand this side-effect, I realized that of course, FOAF information can be used as identity and one does not have to be a geek or philosopher to understand how it is feasible. Truth is, this is ancient wisdom as encapsulated in the adage, “a person is known by the company of the friends he/she keeps”. An aha moment indeed. Slick, eh?

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    • 1. Leota  |  15 October, 2009 at 18:52

      Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. Leota from Pakistan.

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    • 2. Reth  |  18 October, 2009 at 23:39

      Great support!

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    • 3. Varda  |  21 October, 2009 at 20:50

      Sorry. When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. Best regards šŸ˜” from Uzbekistan.

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