Liberty Alliance picks up more members

Thursday, 29 August 2002, 10:56 AM EST

Another 30 companies have thrown their support behind Liberty Alliance Project, an effort to create a standard technology that allows users to travel password-protected Web sites using a single user name and password.

The effort is backed by Sun Microsystems Inc. and a number of hardware, software, and consumer services companies as diverse as United Air Lines Inc., General Motors Corp., and American Express Co. It now has more than 95 members from private industry, not-for-profit organizations and government, the group said in a statement Wednesday.

New members include Sprint Corp., security and authentication technology maker Baltimore Technologies PLC, network management software maker Oblix Inc., and Internet2, a consortium of university researchers, private industry and government agencies that are working to develop and deploy advanced network applications.

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