Novell asked me for a quote for this press release on the Bandit cross-platform card selector. I said:
"For the vision of user-centric identity to thrive, ecosystems like information card selectors have to extend beyond a single operating system. As a vendor of a major Linux distribution, Novell is in a great position to lead the use of information card selectors on Linux. I'm very encouraged by these developments."
I haven't tried building the card selector for OS X yet. If anyone beats me to it, I'd love to hear a report. As I said in my post about SignOn.com, I like the idea of being able to use an InfoCard to log into sites--even those that use OpenID.
When I gave the quote, the whole firestorm over Federated Media's blogger campaign was happening. Fortunately, I don't take money from anyone for my blog, so I can say something positive about Novell's efforts in this area without looking like a shill.