I have written extensively about "Presence", "Data Spaces", and "Open Access to Data". What I haven't emphasized is how "Identity" brings this together, primarily becuase I didn't have something to demonstrate, or point to, coherently etc..

Anyway, we now have OpenID support in OpenLink Data Spaces (ODS) which coincides nicely with the growing support of OpenID across the web.

The beauty of OpenID support in ODS is that I now have a URL that meshes with my identity (at least in line with what I have chosed to share with the public via the Web). For instance, http://www.openlinksw.com/dataspace/kidehen@openlinksw.com is my OpenID as well as my personal URI (you look closer at this link and you have a map of my Data Space).

To really understand what I am getting at here you should open up My OpenID URL using one of the following:

  1. Semantic Radar
  2. PiggyBank
  3. SIOC Enabled Wiki

To be continued....