15 July 2009 - Henry Story, Social Web Architect, Sun Microsystems
It is possible and easy to do what Facebook, LinkedIn, Orkut and others do in a distributed way. On Facebook every user has a limited view of the social network available to him. Facebook on the other hand has the complete view of the network of its 200 millions members. We can now do the same and cut out the middleman.
The development of the protocol is being documented on the w3c wiki