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The next 4 months: (was Re: Credentials CG Telecon Minutes for 2014-11-11)

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:58:51 -0500
Message-ID: <5469100B.2010303@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
On 11/11/2014 01:08 PM, msporny@digitalbazaar.com wrote:
> Nate Otto:  +1 For continuing the Normalization Spec and the Digital 
> Signatures.

During the call last week, we discussed a number of work items that we
may want to work on through the next several months. Namely, they were:

1. Use Cases
   * http://opencreds.org/specs/source/use-cases/
2. Roadmap
   * http://opencreds.org/specs/source/roadmap/
3. Graph Normalization
   * http://json-ld.org/spec/latest/rdf-graph-normalization/
4. Secure Messaging
   * https://web-payments.org/specs/source/secure-messaging/
5. Open Badges / Credentials JSON-LD Context/Vocabulary
   * http://tinyurl.com/nxr9n62
6. JSON-LD + JSON Schema validation
   * http://tinyurl.com/nxr9n62
7. Identity Credentials
   * http://opencreds.org/specs/source/identity-credentials/

We can organize this work and make progress in parallel as long as we
have enough volunteers to do so. Here are the potential work streams:

Stream Roadmap: Clearly, work items #1 and #2 are important to ensure
that we're addressing everyone's needs and we have a coherent plan to
move forward.

Stream Signatures: It looks like the W3C could pick up work items #3 and
#4 as official work within the next couple of months if we're ready to
move on it. The final solution created by this group depends on these
technologies being official standards.

Stream Context: Badge Alliance is more or less leading the charge on
work items #5 and #6.

Stream Protocol: Work item #7 defines the protocol for reading/writing
federated badges/credentials, and is the last thing that we need to put
into place to create an interoperable ecosystem.

If forced to prioritize, I think the following order makes the most
amount of sense:

1. Signatures
2. Context
3. Roadmap
4. Protocol

I think we can do Stream Signatures and Stream Context in parallel, with
Stream Roadmap being worked on in parallel if we have enough volunteers.

As for the teams for each stream, these seem to make sense to me:

Stream Signatures
  * Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Brian Sletten, Nate Otto, Dave Lehn

Stream Context
  * Nate Otto, Sunny Lee, Kerri Lemoie, Chris McAvoy,
    Dave Lehn, Dave Longley, Manu Sporny

Stream Roadmap
  * Mark Leuba, Mary Bold, Eric Korb, Sunny Lee, Nate Otto

Thoughts? Any large work items in the next several months that I missed?
Should we re-order?

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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