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Re: Verifiable Claims Working Group Proposal

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 21:43:09 -0700
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ebf18797-6e73-94a3-be87-6f5e4305e6a5@sunshine.net>
On 6/6/16 7:01 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>  You can feel free to review these documents now for the July
> 1st Web Payments IG face-to-face meeting as they're more or less content
> complete. These documents are:
> The Verifiable Claims Working Group Draft Charter:
> http://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/charter/

A period missing in the preamble to 3 Scope at the second iteration of 
"but is not required for the Working Group to be successful "

> The Verifiable Claims Proposed Architecture (some minor changes expected):
> http://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/architecture/


Two issues.

First, it seemed odd to have the "self-sovereign..." paragraph sitting 
on its own as the first text. I believe it would be best to move it 
into section 1 "Proposed Verifiable Claims Architecture Goals", either 
before or after the list of four goals, and to segue it. For instance, 
if put after, it could be introduced something like:
" These goals together have been called *self-sovereign*..." etc.

[Sections 2 and 3, good].

Then, in section 4, I was thrown by the copy-paste of the different 
listed items in the first three, Issuers, Repositories, and 
Inspectors, and by the wording in those three, which seemed overly 
business-buzzword and mushy-vague.

In contrast, the Holders section caught my attention: snappy, direct, 
easy to understand, well-worded.

Since, to my mind, the Holders are the main actors (if no Holders, 
then no Claims, and nobody does anything), the obvious solution is to 
put Holders first, so that list is read first. Then pare down the 
other three so whatever advantage is unique to each one is put at the 
top of its list, with the repeated ones being put at the end. And, in 
my opinion, the repeated ones shouldn't be repeated verbatim, I 
repeat. :-)


> Demonstration of Support for Verifiable Claims (some survey data still
> coming in, but percentage supporting is not expected to change that much):
> http://manu.sporny.org/tmp/vctf/VerifiableClaimsResponses-2016-05-06.png
> Verifiable Claims Charter FAQ (some terminology and ordering may change,
> but the meat of the content will probably not change that much):
> http://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/charter/faq.html
> -- manu
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