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Re: self-sovereign terminology (was Re: New revision of Verifiable Claims Architecture summary)

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:55:48 -0700
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <b5858d68-b9e9-4e20-d9ce-a2ee359dc0d9@sunshine.net>
On 6/14/16 10:52 AM, james anderson wrote:
>
>> On 2016-06-14, at 16:03, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com
>> <mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com>> wrote:
>>
>> On 06/14/2016 03:55 AM, james anderson wrote:
>>> yes, why is “self-sovereign” a more appropriate term than
>>> “sovereign”?

>> These aren't identifiers that nation states have control over, these are
>> identifiers that individual entities have control over.

[snip]
 >> Hope that helps explain the careful deliberation around the
 >> self-sovereign term.
 >
 > it indicates that you may have intended to, but it does not convince.
 > best regards, from berlin,
 >
 > ---
 > james anderson | james@dydra.com <mailto:james@dydra.com> |
 > http://dydra.com


Hmm...Manu has used the word 'control' twice in his explanation above.
Is that closer? What would your opinion be of

Self-Controlled Credentials
or
Self-Controlled Identity


Steven
Received on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 19:56:26 UTC

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