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Liberty Alliance: Majority of members plan to implement in 2003

The Liberty Alliance released an announcement this morning saying that a recent survey of its membership indicated a majority of founder- and sponsor-level members polled said they plan to implement the Liberty version 1.1 specifications within the year. The Alliance also announced 22 new members, bringing the total Liberty Alliance membership base to 150 organizations.

“Last year was very productive for the Alliance – we began our work in January 2002, launched the version 1.0 specifications in July, issued version 1.1 for public review in November and are moving forward toward releasing a draft of version 2.0 within the first half of this year,” said Michael Barrett, president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. “Now we are seeing additional progress on the implementation front. Of course the technology vendors are the first-movers, but we’re also beginning to hear more from customer-facing organizations planning to use Liberty-enabled products and services.”

In addition, SourceID, an open source development community sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation, announced the early January release of its open source Liberty v1.1 Protocol Single Sign-on Toolkit for Java.

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