The topology of Identity Standards
I've seen many times, a plee for some kind of 'map', allowing a developer or other interested party, a means to navigate the exploding space of identity-oriented protocols/specifications (esp Federation Protocols). I started a diagram some time ago with every imaginable specification I could dream of. Suffice to say, it was large, and illedgable, even for the composer.
I promptly ditched that , and opted for this diagram, which drops many (very relavant) bodies of work, but captures the present trend of specifications relating to this space. It includes directional relationships and venues (mostly standards bodies) where the evolution of the specification is being nurtured.
If you read this blog, and notice the ommition of something you feel is relavant, feel free to contact me/comment here, and i'll try to update it.