I’ve been meaning for some time to point out that it’s been well over a year since Microsoft bought Credentica and still no sign of any chance for anyone to use it. Kim Cameron has just provided me with an appropriate opportunity.
Apparently the lack of action is because Microsoft need to get a head start on implementation. Because if they haven’t got it all implemented, they can’t figure out the appropriate weaseling on the licence to make sure they keep a hold of it while appearing to be open.
if you donâ€™t know what your standards and implementations might look like, you canâ€™t define the intellectual property requirements.
Surely the requirements are pretty simple, if your goal is to not hoard? You just let everyone use it however they want. But clearly this is not what Microsoft have in mind. They want it “freely” used on their terms. Not yours.