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Re: [foaf-protocols] Standardising the foaf+ssl protocol to launch the Social Web

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 23:30:12 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikgYx1RV3Ee6Xu2-UAc0odmt4mVRtc95qNL0J61@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Cc: Henry Story <henry.story@gmail.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Jeffrey Jaff <jeff@w3.org>, foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org, Bruno Harbulot <bruno.harbulot@manchester.ac.uk>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
On 10 July 2010 17:44, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org> wrote:

> > Great discussion folks!
> >
> > I think this thread should give the w3 folks we are CCing here a good
> idea
> > of the passion, quality of work, depth of discussion and breadth of the
> > foaf+ssl
> > community, which includes hackers from every programming language,
> > researchers
> > from every continent, security as well as linked data specialists, and
> > more.
> >
> > Perhaps we should leave them a bit of time to digest the details of this
> > thread,
> > so they can then let us know how we should proceed.
> >
> > No need to work out the final details of the spec right now :-) Let us
> > leave ourselves a bit of work for when we get round to the formal piece.
> >
>
> Digesting as we speak, and again, very nice thinking. Especially agree
> with Bruno's point about security - I think crypto should be actually
> looked at. Imagine replacing e-mail with social network messages that are
> by default encrypted and with verified identify. You'd solve the spam
> problem and the security of e-mail problem in one fell swoop :)
>
> I'm going through the thread, and just to be clear, what I would like is:
>
> 1) A wiki-page listing AC reps and member organizations, and potential WG
> invited experts.
>
> 2) A short part for the Social Web XG final report that really goes into
> the core ideas of attaching certificates to URIs in a way that is easily
> understood.
>
> 3) There really should be a draft spec. Henry's original blog post is
> great (and I agree, the idea is so simple that a spec may not seem
> needed), but a single HTML page that lays out the ideas in a spec-like
> manner would be great.
>

How's this for a draft spec, recently put together by Manu?

http://payswarm.com/webid/drafts/ED-webid-20100711/


>
> Then we can, hopefully in August and Sept, begin talking about next steps
> in an e
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