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Self introduction - elf Pavlik

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:25:49 +0100
Message-ID: <5486175D.4010607@wwelves.org>
To: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hello,

I would like to shortly introduce myself :)

First of all my apologies for all the possible stress caused by me
attempt to 'bridge' conversation on digital signatures with Social WG. I
thought it may come helpful to stay aware about relevant work done in
both groups as well as current people's positions on this topic. I
really didn't expect that conversation about it might become so intense.

I followed developments in Web Payments CG for a quite a while, mostly
with interest of leveraging it for alternative currencies, especially
non monetary variants. I even created Web Currencies CG but sadly didn't
find enough time to dedicate to it (at least yet!)
http://www.w3.org/community/webcurrencies/wiki/Main_Page

I also follow with excitement development of Open Badges. Even more now,
seeing convergence with work on credentials and finding more
appreciation for Linked Data. While ago happened to ask about "Open
Badges and Linked Data?" in google group [1].

Few networks I know about planning to adopt Open Badges, and I hope to
offer them my support to the extent of my capacity:

* Open Knowledge Foundation https://trello.com/c/LvcBmpiN/6-badges-okfn-org
* NodeSchool https://github.com/nodeschool/discussions/issues/410
* OuiShare https://github.com/OuiShare/OuiShare/issues/27
* Open Tech School http://www.opentechschool.org/
* etc. https://twitter.com/elfpavlik/status/508965439746355200

One of the main issues, which I consider a show stopper, relates to
capacity of hosting one's own backpack and others having means to
discover it. I created long time ago issue on github "[federation]
Discovery of backpack location", sadly closed without clear resolution.

I can also recall suggesting Open Badges during conversation on G+,
which Manu later captured in github issue[3]. All those links hopefully
confirm that I really care about this topic, event that I couldn't offer
any tangible contributions.

BTW since I live stateless and choose not to accept and use any state
IDs, it gives me very strong, 'scratch your own itch', use case for
strong Open Credentials.

I hope to start joining regularly CG weekly teleconferences and do my
best to catch up with all the work done here so far. Really looking
forward to that!

Last but not least, I would like to express my appreciation and
gratitude to all the hard work all of you put into development of such
very needed open technologies.

Thank you!

[1] https://groups.google.com/d/msg/openbadges/SQqplOTDIn8/9TpeeJ74b4UJ
[2] https://github.com/mozilla/openbadges-backpack/issues/468
[3] https://github.com/web-payments/web-payments.org/issues/15
Received on Monday, 8 December 2014 21:27:59 UTC

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