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Re: Cool and casual credentials initiative

From: Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:05:01 +0800
Message-ID: <CAM7BtUrsg7m0iRMECHjfQcqxUcSzAZgifQ2JbZW5B=_awmvf0Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Erik Ros <mail@erikros.me>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

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> On 9 June 2015 at 00:32, Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> fwiw
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>> https://keybase.io/pindar
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> Nice, you may also be interested in onename e.g.:
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> https://onename.com/chrisellis
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> Also cointains a PGP key, but they have said they may be interested in
> implementing linked data, in particularl, webid.
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> Unfortunately it's also proprietary.  I'd love to see a free software
> solution like this, that also includes web standards.
>

I fully agreed!

I'm of the view that the blockchain-related community may be suffering from
the 'galapagos syndrome.'
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal%C3%A1pagos_syndrome> and could learn alot
from both Web and IETF standards. In fairness, the group is only 6 years
old and we could find a better way to work together somehow. Perhaps by
individual participation first and experience sharing where relevant (e.g.
perhaps adopting a 'multi-stakeholder' approach in their ecosystem build).
That said the energy in the disparate communities appears to me to be
*amazing* -- both fresh and exciting... reminds me of the early days of the
Internet where innovation appears to be happening *faster* (if only because
we have the Internet to build on).

fwiw.

https://onename.com/pindar

p


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>> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 3:09 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com
>> > wrote:
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>>> On 8 June 2015 at 21:01, Erik Ros <mail@erikros.me> wrote:
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>>>> Hi all,
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>>>> I haven't seen this initiative pass the list (sorry if it has):
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>>>> https://keybase.io/
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>>> It's been around a while, and world citizen uses it.  The interface is
>>> good, and it's something pgp has needed for a while.  A couple of issues
>>> are that it's proprietary and it doesnt use linked data, so scalabiltiy is
>>> an issue.  Other than that, a promising website.
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>>>> Kind regards,
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>>>> Erik
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