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Re: Supporting Vulnerable people.

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:55:49 +0000
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To: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>, public-credentials@w3.org
well.  in those cases, its about a death count.

i've seen stats that show the social cost of homelessness to be higher than
the cost of helping, is it that we're still looking for an effectice
business model?

is it because we feel existing solutions solve the problems we've been
endevouring to solve?

if solutions to solve the technical challenges dont exist today, i'm rather
sure credential stakeholders could, within a very short period of time
build a system whether it has anything to do with standards or otherwise.

so, does that make the rest politics? or am i missing the technical
solution someone has available thats unfortunately not available for this
use case?

perhaps this is not something credentials can do today?

What are the alternatives, today?

I dont see where the real barriers are here..

I'm frustrated. very frustrated. i think we can, and should do better...

I also think its worth building a kickstarter, or similar, to achieve.

so i'll look into that.

On Fri, 19 Feb 2016 1:44 AM Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net> wrote:

> On 2/17/16 10:05 PM, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> > Sometimes these people might need legal support. Clothing. A place to
> > Shower.[snip]
> > Given this has implications for the means in which Payments related
> > stakeholders could relatively easily address this problem, [snip]
> >  I'm particularly interested to see
> > whether stakeholders believe this is a use-case for credentials (that
> > they're willing to back), or whether an alternative means is
> > recommended...
> IMO this is an interesting idea and a good direction for some of the
> effort of our society to go, but whether now is the time might depend
> on whether there's a fragmented approach to credentials and payments
> or a unified framework first and then sub-parts afterwards that are
> built on top.
> I'm still hoping for the latter, so this would be a use-case that's
> put into the 'do in version 2.0' pile. Then if version 1.0 gets
> abandoned as undoable, it could be retrieved and done on its own.
> Steven
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