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Re: Report on DIDs from W3C TPAC 2017

From: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:32:14 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <7990dcaa-c0c9-704e-df74-c9d59185266f@danubetech.com>
Great news from TPAC!

Regarding the objective to "Deploy at least one or more
implementations", there's the Universal Resolver work we've been doing
at DIF <http://identity.foundation/>.

Here's the Medium post that introduces an early version:

Yesterday we discussed how to move forward and keep maintaining it.

I think this could be one of the DID infrastructure implementations to
point W3C TAG and other people to?


On 11/13/2017 03:57 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 11/12/2017 12:07 AM, Christopher Allen wrote:
>> TL;DR: Update and catch up everyone on current DID thoughts
> (bcc: VCWG and DVCG)
> A number of us have a conflict for the CCG call tomorrow, but I wanted
> to provide a brief report out from the W3C Technical Plenary 2017 on
> Decentralized Identifiers.
> We led a breakout session on the Self Sovereign Web on Wednesday[1] at
> 11am PT (picture attached). It was very well attended, you expect around
> 15-20 people at these sorts of things... we had a total of 45 people
> throughout the hour including folks from Apple, Google, IBM, Deutsche
> Telekom, AirBnB, UK Government, BBC, and W3C staff among many others.
> Strong interest. Minutes available publicly[2].
> While the break out was about how Web Payments, Verifiable Claims, DIDs,
> and the Credential Handler API come together to create a web where we
> (the people that use the Web) have more control, the discussion focused
> mainly on DIDs.
> I also gave a lightning talk at the W3C Advisory Committee (AC) meeting.
> The AC are the 460+ people that have voting power for their
> organizations at W3C, around 250+ were in the room. The presentation
> still needs work, but the AC seemed to get the general point. Minutes
> available for W3C Members only[3]. While I can't go into any specifics
> in that particular meeting, I can say that there was overwhelming
> support in bringing DIDs into W3C from the people that are responsible
> for Web Architecture (the W3C Technical Architecture Group).
> Separately, I spoke with Tim Berners-Lee about our work and he was very
> supportive on getting broader review and moving the work into W3C if it
> was a good fit (which it is, since we're talking about a new type of URL
> that the Web could use).
> What we didn't know before W3C TPAC 2017 was whether or not the
> membership would reject DIDs. We now know that there is strong interest
> in doing a thorough review with the expectation that if the reviews from
> the TAG go well, we'll be well positioned to do the work at W3C.
> Our next steps with the DID spec seem to be (in order):
> 1. Update DID spec to latest post-RWoT and post-IIW versions.
> 2. Clean up and publish the DID Primer.
> 3. Create a DID Use Cases document.
> 4. Deploy at least one or more implementations that the W3C TAG and
>    others can look at.
> 5. Request TAG review of the DID primer, use cases, and spec.
> 6. If there is TAG support, draft a charter or include DIDs in an
>    existing WG rechartering.
> -- manu
> [1]
> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1woq0pZD872NvhBIu90GIZMf8MQLWCtXM1NCx8n6s0VM/edit?usp=sharing
> [2] https://www.w3.org/2017/11/10-ssweb-minutes.html
> [3] https://www.w3.org/2017/11/09-ac-minutes.html#item06
> [4] https://www.w3.org/2017/11/09-ac-minutes.html#item07
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