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Are Web services ready for the Net?

Despite growing partnerships devoted to creating a standard for online identity verification, Microsoft plans to launch its .Net My Services with key details still "not figured out."

Despite growing partnerships devoted to creating a standard for online identity verification, Microsoft plans to launch its .Net My Services with key details still "not figured out." Is Microsoft getting ahead of itself?
As the software giant prepares to launch the first trials of its .Net My Services, key details of the plan are still "not figured out."
February 19, 2002 
EarthLink, Nextel join Liberty Alliance
The Liberty project--originally founded by Sun Microsystems--now has 38 companies working to create a standard method for computer users to identify themselves on the Net.
February 19, 2002 
Putting trust in Web services
VeriSign partners with Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and other technology makers to provide security for Web services.
February 19, 2002 
Liberty Alliance, Passport still at odds
The companies on both sides want a uniform way to verify customer and employee identities. But rivalry and intellectual property worries are getting in the way.
February 19, 2002