[wp-hackers] Social Web Camp

Xavier Borderie xavier at borderie.net
Fri Oct 23 12:33:44 UTC 2009

Hello, good people,

I thought this might interest some of you who are more into
buddypress+social development.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Story Henry
Subject: Social Web Camp
To: Borderie Xavier

Hi Xavier,

 We are organising a Social Web Camp in Santa Clara November 2nd. See below.


There will be a Social Web Camp in Sun Offices in Santa Clara on
Monday November 2.

Imagine a world where everybody could participate easily in a
distributed yet secure social web. In such a world people could place
their photos, music, or other content on their web site
and give access to some of it to their friends, some to their family,
the rest to their colleagues, and some even to the friends of their
friends... How can one do this without requiring every participant to
create one login for each of their friends site? How does one do this
in a distributed and flexible manner? What issues would need to be
solved to make this possible?

What existing technologies can we build on? What is missing? What
could the W3C contribute? What could others do? To participate in the
discussion and meet other people with similar interests, and push the
discussion further visit the Santa Clara Social Web Camp wiki and
registration page.


When: Monday, 2nd of November 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

       The Auditorium at Sun's Campus,
       4030 George Sellon Circle
       Santa Clara,
       95054 California

 In particular,  I will be talking on the solution we have
provisionally called foaf+ssl, which has a wiki here:

This allows one to login to any enabled site without using a
username/password, using only standard technologies available in every
browser. Trust is built using distributed social networks built on the
Friend of a Friend (FOAF) semantic web vocabulary. The protocol is
very simple. Implementations hold in a couple of pages, and we have
open source versions in PHP, Perl, Python and Java

Henry Story

Social Web Architect
Sun Microsystems
Blog: http://blogs.sun.com/bblfish

Xavier Borderie

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