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Re: "how do you get people to have and keep key pairs?"

From: Jeff Sayre <jeff@sayremedia.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 07:03:30 -0700
Message-ID: <6a6fca97363d6d279717082b720ee214.squirrel@webmail.sayremedia.com>
To: "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-xg-webid@w3.org
> On 4/18/11 9:47 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>
>> 'You' == Passport Office (WebID and Pubkey pairings hosted in a data
>> space of 'Your' choosing)
>> 'You' == Passport bearer (where Cert and its Private key is secured in a
>> store of 'Your' choosing)
>> WebID delivers watermark functionality :-)
>>

"WebID delivers Watermark functionality" That is a nice phrase.

> On 4/18/11 9:40 AM, Nathan wrote:
>>
>> alternatively:
>>
>> Perhaps WebID will simply provide the tooling, familiarity and UIs to
>> manage keys better, such that WOT can build on the increased support and
>> familiarity, rather than specifically using the same key(s).
>>
>> a fair bit to think about.
>>

Yes, there is much to think about, with the larger issues of WOT
implementation probably falling outside of this IG. But WebID is the key
enable, or as Kingsley puts it above, provides "Watermark functionality".

One of the User Cases should demonstrate how a user can manage their WOT
(adding another users WebID to their FOAF address book, etc.).

Jeff
Received on Monday, 18 April 2011 14:04:03 UTC

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