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Re: Introducing Myself, Adam Lake

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 17:58:01 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+kGiJ6PVKMeHok1oHgUdDYBdQY8TWGp3WsJXO=KBReiQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Lake <creatinglake@gmail.com>
Cc: Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
On 30 May 2016 at 17:46, Adam Lake <creatinglake@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I've been following the web payments group and credentials work since last
> summer and would like to formally introduce myself to the group. I am
> excited to have started officially working with Digital Bazaar last week.
> My educational background is in economics and my work history includes
> several years of business development experience.
>
> While my formal background does not directly pertain to web development,
> my personal interests have been in this space for at least the last five
> years. I am particularly interested in the development of decentralized web
> applications and how combining them with cooperatives business models can
> produce new more equitable modes of economic relationship. My current
> perspective is that user-controlled web identity, or “self sovereign
> identity”, is key to enabling these truly peer to peer networks.
>
> I look forward to working with you all and bringing our common goals to
> fruition.
>

Hi Adam & welcome!

I've chatted with you a few times before and Im excited by your vision.

The first thing I would suggest in this topic is to realize that the "web"
has two different meanings.

Firstly, "on the web" means something has a URI.  This can be anything, a
web page, an email, a phone, ipfs, anything you can imagine.

Second the "web" is commonly used to mean the HTTP web.  This is a special
type of URI that has the advantage of a massive network effect.

It's important to realize that the first part is a super set of the
second.  And any decent identity system will need to cover both cases.
You'll find 90% of what's out there already fails this test, and therefore,
goes down the path of organic growth rather than an interoperable network
effect.

The identity system I'd recommend looking at, that does not make this
mistake is webid identity and discovery:

https://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/spec/identity/

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