Wednesday, August 17, 2005

In Brief: First companies pass SAML 2.0 interoperability testing (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - The Liberty Alliance Project announced that products from eight companies have completed testing at Liberty's recent interoperability conformance event hosted by the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO). The event marked the first time Liberty has tested for SAML 2.0 interoperability. The organizations demonstrated interoperability of products that incorporate Liberty's Identity Web Services (1.1) and SAML 2.0 OASIS Standards specifications. Passing marks for SAML 2.0 interoperability were awarded to the Electronics& Telecommunications Research Institute, Ericsson, Novell, Oracle, Reactivity, Sun Microsystems, Symlabs, and Trustgenix. A list of all products and services that have passed testing procedures is available at

Internet body postpones decision on sex domain (Reuters)

"TheReuters - The group that oversees Internetdomain names said on Wednesday it had postponed a decision toset up a special .xxx domain for sex sites that has drawnopposition from conservative activists.

Apple, Microsoft Duel Over IPod Patent (AP)

"InAP - Given the intense rivalry between Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp., this recent revelation had a comedic tinge: Apple took too long to file a patent on part of its blockbuster iPod music players, so Microsoft beat Apple to it.

Rival hacker groups spreading worm using Windows flaw (AFP)

"MikkoAFP - Rival hacker groups were spreading variants of a new computer worm exploiting a flaw in the Windows 2000 operating system, with networks of several media organizations already hit, experts said.