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Re: Draft Web Identithy Working Group Charter for Discussion

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:58:37 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <b618c575aba18046dfd5873e66cf4a95.squirrel@webmail-mit.w3.org>
To: "Henry Story" <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@w3.org>, public-identity@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.

Currently the WebID work does depend critically on certificates, which is
why I brought that option of another workshop up (as there's no
non-certificate purely API-based option in your draft spec).

We are of course following the WebID's work and look forward to your
concrete suggestions that comes from any discussion on the WebID list,
although I would request that WebID-specific discussions stay on the WebID
list and then your group gives the W3C a single list of requested changes
to the charter, as discussions on this list should ideally focus on
textual changes and scoping to the charter.

> Henry
>>        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
> http://bblfish.net/
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