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Re: [foaf-dev] Credentials Community Group

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:31:45 -0400
Message-ID: <53DD66D1.2010802@openlinksw.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
CC: "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>
On 8/2/14 4:26 PM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
> AWWW is great but the competition in the form of centralized 
> super-providers can offer
>
>   * Convenience
>

Yes!

The #1 tool for silo vectors.

>   * Trusted UI
>   * Strong user authentication
>   * Secure key storage
>

AWWW or not, doesn't distinguish any of the above, in this context.

> since they have full control of the client platform and the 
> infrastructure empowering it.

All their clients talk HTTP, and in effect leverage URIs, even if 
muddled, most of the time. Net effect, AWWW can work it magic, no problem.

>
> Can a comparatively crippled decentralized web platform without any 
> visible big-vendor support really make a change?

How many big vendors made the World Wide Web happen? The Web's bootstrap 
is a great case study [1].

>
> If you want to discuss this further, please do that privately since 
> I'm sure some people are annoyed although my intention is only to 
> highlight what I consider weaknesses in the current WebPayment plot.
>
> Anders

Links:

[1] http://bit.ly/XAyU3F -- World Wide Web bootstrap essay.

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