openservice Archives

  1. DiSo.

    OpenID blossoming into something really, really interesting. Yummy. (Just this summer, when I was talking with identity people about identity in open/principled services, the openID <-> social network thing was purely hypothetical. DiSo is only barely past hypothetical, but… still, very interesting.)

  2. on ‘the cloud’

    ‘Trapped Clouds’ by Chris Kovacs, used under a CC-BY license A wise and wonderful friend emailed me to say that he was glad my posts last night did not say ‘web 2.0′, as in his wise opinion ‘web 2.0′ is a pile of hooey. On this we are in deep agreement; there is no deep…

  3. so Luis uses gmail. So what?

    The lesson of this last post is not about gmail in particular; it is that web-based software, provided as a service, isn’t going away. If anything, it will keep expanding, because the user benefits are of a sort that traditional, user-managed software will have an extremely hard time matching. It isn’t just that web-delivered software…

  4. open is over-used, part CXXXIV (“Open Social”)

    I’m thinking of calling my open services work ‘principled services’ going forward to split some of the difference between open and Free, and remove some of the ambiguity around the often-overloaded terms ‘open and ‘free’. In the meantime, we’re about to get a flood of discussion of open services, courtesy of Open Social, the new…

  5. some free/open services links

    I’ve been a little too swamped with school and interviews to do much openservice thinking of late, but it has not been far from my mind. Some links to prove I’m at least reading if not writing: Matt Asay hits on the crux of the issue- GPL, in a web context, is just like BSD.…

  6. “the social graph” and open services

    Obviously interviews have kept me unable to think about the open services stuff over the past several days, but I’m still keeping an eye on my feed reader as time allows. Came across “Brad’s thoughts on the social graph” today- some interesting discussion on the identity/network problem, and how to solve it. This doesn’t seem…

  7. evaluating a Free/Open Service Definition (rough draft)

    Thinking about the Open Service problem As Havoc mentioned, I’m putting in some time on thinking about what an Open Service Definition (to parallel the Open Source and Free Software Definitions). I present here a rough draft of a framework for evaluating such a definition. It is not the definition itself, nor a license/technology/business model/etc.…