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Re: Draft Web Identithy Working Group Charter for Discussion

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:15:24 +0200
Cc: public-identity@w3.org
Message-Id: <9D1384CD-A625-47AE-9382-1D905E98A96C@bblfish.net>
To: "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@w3.org>

On 18 Oct 2011, at 21:05, Harry Halpin wrote:

>> sounds good, but why no mention of WebID?
>> Henry
> At the workshop, it seemed people wanted to focus on API based work first
> such as the Crypto API, and certificates were discussed but thought of as
> out-of-scope for this future working group, although the W3C would be
> happy to see future work around certificates (everyone agrees current
> situation is a mess). The one idea that came up was a possible future
> workshop focused more narrowly on certificates.

The WebID working group is not a working group about certificates. It is about tying
TLS/SSL to identity to the web using simple web architecture. The most active list of all
the groups you have created recently is the WebId XG list. Few of us were present in 
California during your discussion. So perhaps you could take that into account, and allow
us to have a discussion of how webid can tie into these other protocols. We did not 
look at that in the WebID XG simply in order to make sure we could deliver something.


>        cheers,
>           harry
>> On 18 Oct 2011, at 19:53, Harry Halpin wrote:
>>> Everyone,
>>> While its still not fully baked, we'd like to open the discussion on the
>>> list over this draft charter for a "Web Identity" Working Group:
>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/08/webidentity-charter.html
>>> Everything is fair game - I'm not quite comfortable even with the
>>> Working
>>> Group name. Also, there are issues of how we should scope this, whether
>>> or
>>> not we should split the work into two WGs (one for a Crypto API and
>>> another for a higher-level identity API and hooks for
>>> device/browser-aware
>>> authentication) or stick it in one WG - and of course relations to other
>>> standards bodies.
>>> Also, if any of you are near Silicon Valley we can discuss this in
>>> person
>>> at the W3C Technical Plenary on Nov 1st. I'll send that email out in one
>>> sec..
>>> And if anyone is at Internet Identity Workshop I'm here to discuss the
>>> charter.
>>> cheers,
>>>       harry
>> Social Web Architect
>> http://bblfish.net/

Social Web Architect
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