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Re: [DotGNU]Next version of This Year

From: Mario D. Santana
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Next version of This Year
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 23:42:57 -0500

OK, you asked for it!

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MACS is the Modular Access Control System. It acts as a sort of plexer for different security mechanisms, allowing several independent and incompatible authentication, authorization, and user profiling back-ends to be used as one multi-faceted system. This scheme allows for centralized management of decentralized user stores, to the point that the individual user stores need not be aware of MACS. See for more.

MACS is being developed and licensed under the GPL by Mario D. Santana and Blake Mitchell, under the auspices of Medley Software Corporation. Medley aims to sell installation, development and support services around MACS. In the last year, MACS has come a long way, maturing in its design and implementation. By year's end, 0.7 should be released -- the projects first beta.

FrePort is a scheme to give users total control over their personal information, where it's stored, and who may access it, with as little inconvenience to the user as possible. John Le'Brecage has led the development of this project.

[Note: John's FrePort page ( seems to be down. Does anyone happen to have mirrored it? John?]

The FrePort project lost much of its code in a catastrophe a while back. Because of this, the coding phase needs to fairly begin anew.

The union of these projects is address@hidden It promises to deliver secure, private, distributed and convenient online identity management capability to DotGNU. And it will improve the fit of your shoes. (Really.)




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