OSIS originally stood for Open Source Identity Selector and started as project to build just that. Eventually its mission evolved and the name was changed (while retaining the OSIS acronym). Many of these pages date back to OSIS' original mission and have been moved here from the main page since they are no longer directly relevant to OSIS today.
An original OSIS goal, since satisfied by the Higgins project and others, was:
- to deliver an open-source identity selector as a joint effort of multiple projects, which is intended to be at least as functional, and fully compatible, with Microsoft's CardSpace (formerly known as InfoCard) identity selector that will be shipped with Windows Vista.
- Notes from IIW 2006b
- OSIS and the Open Specification Promise
- Microsoft: Open Specification Promise
- ZDNet: OSIS links Internet identity systems (coverage of the announcement at the Harvard/Berkman Identity Mashup Conference)
- Kim Cameron: Open Source Identity Selector Announced
- OSIS announcement at the Harvard/Berkman Identity Mashup Conference
- News.com: Is Open Source Getting to Microsoft?
- Liability insurance Washington
- Interoperability Space --work in progress
- Microsoft Reference Materials
- Technical Insights
- Chuck Mortimore's implementation of InfoCard in the browser (blog post)
- InfoCard Overview (implementation) by Kim Cameron at IIW
- High-level Architecture
- The following are older wiki pages that have largely been replaced with the expanded Interoperability Section. They are largely for reference. Note that Identity Agent refers to what is now called Identity Selectors