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

From: David Chadwick <d.w.chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:46:59 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <0671926d-df89-9b71-69a4-85007eb786fd@kent.ac.uk>


On 14/06/2016 20:55, Steven Rowat wrote:
> 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

+1

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> Steven
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