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Subject: Re: [emergency] Identity and Authority ( was RE: CAP Visualization...)

Hope you do jot mind my opening this dialogue up again :-) A couple of
thoughts on work being done by other standards/specifications organizations
that could be used to address (solve?) the issue of identity and authority.

In late May, I attended a seminar on DRM (Digital Rights Management). There
was much discussion on Rights Expression Languages. Rights expression
languages (RELs) are emerging in the information community that support
different aspects of the digital access environment -- licensing, payments,
web material, use control, access, etc. One such language is Open Digital
Rights Language (ODRL). ODRL is a general-purpose language that allows, but
does not require, some actionable control over resource use. It was designed
as an open standard for industry and community use.

The other place to is the Geography and Privacy (GeoPriv) working group of
the IETF. The mission of this WG is to define encoding rules for privacy and
authority. Any location payload, such as a CAP message, would be "wrapped"
the a GeoPriv privacy encoding capsule. The intent is to provide protection
from unauthorized access and use of location information as it pertains to



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Art Botterell" <acb@incident.com>
To: "Rex Brooks" <rexb@starbourne.com>; "Kon Wilms"
<kon.wilms@ndsamericas.com>; <emergency@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 5:46 PM
Subject: RE: [emergency] Identity and Authority ( was RE: CAP

> At 4:30 PM -0700 5/20/04, Rex Brooks wrote:
> >We chose not to make these decisions in the spec, but ought we
> >provide the reason why and suggest some best practices for various
> >levels of trust and security in the implementation/implementor's
> >guide?
> My question would be whether we might be duplicating work being done
> in other TCs and other organizations?  Most of these issues are
> universal in web services applications of all sorts and
> telecommunications in general.
> - Art
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