The Linux Foundation is hosting a new open source project to fix the web’s missing identity layer in order to improve how we use digital credentials to prove online identity.
The Trust Over IP Project (TOIP) is the latest initiative to be hosted by The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization committed to free and open source software development.
ToIP’s mission is to create a standardized framework that will alter and optimize how we verify identity online. At scale, such a system would theoretically improve security and privacy for everything on the web that requires you to verify your identity—from booking travel to logging on to social media and everything in between.
The project has already attracted interest from both the public and private sectors. Its membership includes Mastercard MA, the University of Arkansas, IBM Security, the government of British Columbia and 25 other entities.