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Re: Sanity Check

From: Sunny Lee <sunny@badgealliance.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:18:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CAATp=XY7ZphpHJGWRhAJzHaS2712Uaqj+J1yHA4uA3A4QXHRPg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nate Otto <nate@ottonomy.net>
Cc: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
It might be worthwhile checking out some of the open badge issuing tools
developed on WP thus far.

Here are 2 that are often used by the open badges community:

* BadgeOS: http://badgeos.org/
* WPBadger: https://github.com/davelester/WPBadger


On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 7:54 AM, Nate Otto <nate@ottonomy.net> wrote:

> I'd love to see more implementations of badges in WordPress, particularly
> among forward-looking developers interested in using semantic web
> technologies.
> You don't necessarily need a full JSON API for all of WordPress in order
> to serve some documents with JSON, but it does look like work is proceeding
> on adding a RESTful JSON API into WP core. If you go that route, you could
> essentially build a custom post type to deliver assertion material.
> If you choose to follow the Open Badges Spec (see soon-to-be-ready
> linked-data-friendly draft at http://specification.openbadges.org ), you
> can take advantage of a community and software that already understands
> images-with-metadata as credentials.
> Cryptographic verification in the Open Badges spec currently uses JWT,
> though if you prefer Sporny et. al's Linked Data Signatures spec, you may
> use that instead, provided you also use the OBI "hosted" verification
> method, making the credential JSON available at its @id URL.
> Nate Otto, Developer
> concentricsky.com
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 7:34 AM, Timothy Holborn <
> timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm looking at building a simple format for issuing (using / integrating)
>> verified badges (credentials) in Wordpress...
>> Any particular thoughts on the easiest way to achieve this outcome?
>> I believe JSON is being built into the core of Wordpress in a release or
>> two.  We already have some RDF capabilities in place [1], which we're
>> continuing to develop.
>> Also - any particular functionality requests?
>> the output is intended to be open-sourced, providing a means to explore
>> the new world of credentials as it develops..  Importantly is the badges
>> element, as it provides a graphical means to represent the credential; and
>> something that digital agencies can play with, when considering
>> opportunities for clients.
>> this project is not intended to produce technology for enterprise
>> markets, just wordpress markets... (with a bit of thinking going into
>> semantic web capability development of personal dataspaces/blogs/wordpress
>> installs, etc.)
>> [1] https://github.com/webcivics/
Received on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:18:52 UTC

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