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ConsortiumInfo: The Spread of the Non-Assertion Covenant

Jun 16, 2006, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"An hour or so ago Sun Microsystems made good on an earlier pledge to issue further 'non-assertion covenants' (NACs) in support of open standards. In doing so, Sun has taken an important step in helping propagate and popularize a useful new tool to facilitate the implementation of open standards. The new NAC appears here, and relates to the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) V2.0 standard. Simultaneously, Sun is announcing a separate NAC relating to two other specifications co-developed with Microsoft: Web Single Sign-on Metadata Exchange Protocol and Web Single Sign-on Interoperability Profile.

"These new NACs are modeled on the earlier commitment delivered by Sun to OASIS in connection with ODF..."

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