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Re: white paper of proposed architecture for NSTIC

From: Francisco Corella <fcorella@pomcor.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:22:59 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1311189779.11390.YahooMailNeo@web125511.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>, "Karen P. Lewison" <kplewison@pomcor.com>
Henry,

> Now WebId does permits the secure TLS infrastructure -
> developed for commerce - to be decentralised, and so allow
> us hippies to be happy. Though it does not give one
> perfectly anonymous identity - which may just be because
> that is a logical contradiction - it is a lot better than
> what might happen if suddenly millions of people were to
> find themselves using one big centralised database of
> information showing all the relations between all the
> people...

You may want to use your WebId credential in some cases, and
other credentials in other cases.  Many Web sites don't need
any information about you, they just need to know that you
are the samy guy who created an account at the site.  In
that case it makes sense to present a certificate issued by
the relying party itself, automatically, at registration
time.

Francisco
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