Kantara Initiative Seeks Collaboration

Nearly 45 organizations from the global identity and Internet communities have partnered to launch The Kantara Initiative to solve the harmonization and interoperability challenges that exist among identity enabled enterprise, Web 2.0 and Web-based applications and services.

The Kantara Initiative will collaboratively foster the innovation required for broad adoption of interoperable identity-enabled solutions across industries, regions and fixed and mobile networks. Nearly 20 initial work and discussion groups have been proposed. “The identity product and service market grows more complex every month. The parts aren’t going to work together unless the part makers work together — and that’s why today’s announcement is important,” says Bob Blakley, principal analyst for The Burton Group. “The Kantara Initiative is helping to bridge identity initiatives and organizations, which can help set the stage for better collaboration in the global identity sector.”

The Kantara Initiative membership structure, levels, fees and governance model are outlined at http://kantarainitiative.org/wordpress/?page_id=8. A complete membership and chair list is available at http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/Current+Members.

Nearly 45 organizations from the global identity and Internet communities have partnered to launch The Kantara Initiative to solve the harmonization and interoperability challenges that exist among identity enabled enterprise, Web 2.0 and Web-based applications and services.

The Kantara Initiative will collaboratively foster the innovation required for broad adoption of interoperable identity-enabled solutions across industries, regions and fixed and mobile networks. Nearly 20 initial work and discussion groups have been proposed. “The identity product and service market grows more complex every month. The parts aren’t going to work together unless the part makers work together — and that’s why today’s announcement is important,” says Bob Blakley, principal analyst for The Burton Group. “The Kantara Initiative is helping to bridge identity initiatives and organizations, which can help set the stage for better collaboration in the global identity sector.”

The Kantara Initiative membership structure, levels, fees and governance model are outlined at http://kantarainitiative.org/wordpress/?page_id=8. A complete membership and chair list is available at http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/Current+Members.

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