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Re: Verifiable Claims Telecon Minutes for 2016-11-29

From: Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) <rse@rfc-editor.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:30:04 -0800
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <9a9e4372-5e76-e0fb-0cec-5b37327690e5@rfc-editor.org>
On 11/29/16 12:18 PM, Steven Rowat wrote:
> On 11/29/16 9:32 AM, msporny@digitalbazaar.com wrote:
>> Thanks to Manu Sporny for scribing this week! The minutes for this
>>  week's Verifiable Claims telecon are now available:
>>
> ...
>> Shane McCarron: Here are some dpub use cases:
>> http://w3c.github.io/dpub-pwp-ucr/index.html
>
> I'd like to note that after scanning through the above link to "Web
> Publications..." that even though there are, it's true, many rich
> use-cases, the large majority of the effort in the document is for the
> benefit of large publishing entities. Perhaps that's not surprising,
> since an Adobe employee is one of the Editors.
>
> For example, the first set of usage cases given in section 2.1.1, concern
> only three:
>    •" A large, multidisciplinary, Web-based journal...
>    • " Educational publications...
>    • " BigBoxCo, a large technology company with extensive “in-house”
> documentation... "
>
> This quote from section 3.2 is representative:
>
> "Req. 19: The distribution of Packaged Web Publications should respect
> the existing processes and expectations of professional publishing
> channels as well as ad-hoc methods of distribution (eg. email). "
>
> There is little mention of Authors, and no mention of needing to trust
> them.
>
> In terms of Verifiable Claims, they give only a single use
> case under "3.5.2 Authenticity—Origin of a Publication", for a Lawyer
> needing to trust "LegalPublisher Ltd."
>
> I think that's because their focus, appropriately enough since it's
> titled "Web Publications Use Cases and Requirements", is on
> Publishers. And in the corporate silo publishers' model, you trust the
> silo (whether it is Fox News or Penguin Books or the Guardian).
>
> But if Authors can be Verified and distributed individually through
> the Internet, and paid for their work, to what extent will
> traditional, as the above document puts it, "existing processes and
> expectations of professional publishing channels" be necessary?
> Nobody knows.  :-)

De-lurking for a moment...

If you'd be willing to note something to this effect in the issues list,
I know we'd really appreciate the feedback!

https://github.com/w3c/dpub-pwp-ucr/issues

-Heather Flanagan
(one of the editors)
Received on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:30:43 UTC

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