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Re: Introducing Myself, Adam Lake

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:17:23 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok1Yi24AzKGtgpN4QhGrdTpx8SMTFfBC5igebBwwr51-hg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Adam Lake <creatinglake@gmail.com>
Cc: Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hi Adam,

Nice to be introduced.  My skype is: sailing_digital

I have a slightly different view on identity.  I think WebID-TLS is best
for identifying machines, and that a method via WebDHT may be found in
distributing core Identifiers via a social-graph as to pre-suppose that if
someone looses their own data and all their friends, then they become
deleted; which has a varied computational impact to BlockChain Alternatives.

regardless of the varied opinions within the group, i look forward to
working with you closer overtime an wish you all the very best with your

I'm working on a Human Centric Web - because lets face it - the only people
making decisions about this stuff, are human...


On Tue, 31 May 2016 at 01:59 Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>

> 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/
>> Adam Lake
>> --
>> Adam Lake
>> 540-285-0083
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