2008 Q1 Report Higgins
Higgins released its 1.0 on February 21st, and the Eclipse Foundation issued a press release that included quotes from a number of the participating organizations.  Many, many thanks to all who contributed and made this possible.
Higgins also had a strong presence at EclipseCON 2008 in March. There was a Higgins tutorial, a short business talk on how Higgins works with other organizations and a short technology talk on security that was done jointly by the Equinox and Higgins projects.
Microsoft's Sam Ramji spoke about how Microsoft and Eclipse are collaborating in his keynote. This generated a lot of press and blog coverage. See Sam's Blog at 
A release 1.0 is a major milestone. It is also just the beginning. There is more work to be done and more ideas to be implemented to support the vision of user-centric identity. In particular we are still working to make our downloads easier to navigate, and to improve our website, and to add more context providers, and to provide deeper support for more identity protocols, etc.
Higgins is always looking for more volunteers and additional corporate participation. We are not done yet!
See Higgins at the OSIS interop April 8 and April 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the RSA Conference, Moscone Center South, San Francisco, Mezzanine Level, Purple Room 220 The media alert about the event can be found at