Attendees can use their icard at the Boston Main Streets Mashup Marketplace taking place at the Identity Mashup Demos & Cocktails event on Tuesday night. The icard will give attendees an opportunity to experience what it will be like for people to have control over their own information, interact on the Web pseudo-anonymously, to shop and make contributions to their communities, and to form their own interest and affinity groups. The icard is the first example of a Higgins* enabled service.
* Higgins is an open source software framework that enables users and enterprises to integrate identity, profile, and relationship information across multiple systems. It was developed by the Social Physics project under the support of the Berkman Center. Higgins also provides interoperability among different identity systems and is an enabler of open identity security and user centric commerce. It is currently supported by IBM and Novell.