Are we there yet? Definitely Maybe. OASIS publish their Information Card Specification for public review1 March 2009
So, What’s the story? OASIS…No, Not the band, The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards have released their draft Information Card specification…or more exactly :
the Identity Metasystem Interoperability specification which prescribes a subset of the mechanisms defined in WS-Trust 1.2, WS-Trust 1.3, WS-SecurityPolicy 1.1, WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2, and WS-MetadataExchange to facilitate the integration of Digital Identity into an interoperable token issuance and consumption framework using the Information Card Model
I’m on my third reading now – nothing quite like reading a spec whilst sitting with a fine sized glass lovely shiraz at two in the afternoon on a rainy Sunday. You to can join me by getting your alcohol of choice and a copy of the specification at
The full announcement is available to view here where you can also find the document and related files.
* I’ve just written “What’s the story” and thanks to my son who’s aged 2 and can’t go to bed without watching 2 episodes, I now have the theme tune of Balamory “What’s the story in Balamory” running around my head.