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Re: Verifiable Claims Charter Proposal prepped for W3M

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:27:09 -0400
Cc: Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <57F15F8D.1050206@digitalbazaar.com>
On 10/01/2016 07:49 AM, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> Human Centric is a very good means to differentiate from service 
> centric IMHO. ie: organic living beings vs. the tools created by such
> parties.

We have discussed human-centric before, the concerns were:

* The ecosystem supports IoT, AI, and autonomous entities - all of
  which are not humans and may not be human-centric (for example, a
  swarm of robots that attempts to protect local biodiversity of which
  humans are not the center of the equation).
* It could be argued that OpenID Connect and SAML are human-centric. It
  could be argued that Google+, Facebook, and Twitter are human-centric.
  It's harder to make that argument about self-sovereign, where an
  entity has domain over their verifiable claims.
* Self sovereign is starting to catch on at places like the United
  Nations and Future of Identity conferences. The same isn't true for
  Human-centric. The tide is going in the direction of self-sovereign,
  so changing direction at this point would have us swimming against
  the tide.

Just some background, as someone that argued for human-centric for a while.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
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