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Re: Close to final Credentials CG Mission — need to add phrase on “long-term” credentials

From: David Chadwick <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:58:16 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <4947ccaa-f48b-bcb2-763c-dff3f7773236@kent.ac.uk>


On 08/08/2017 18:54, Christopher Allen wrote:
> By the end of the call today we had a good discussion and an improved
> proposal for mission statement:
> 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kxm6yGnGAVgNTLMYft_cz2zW3c1AE8uSCy4i5A6OhG8/edit?usp=sharing

Strangely, when I click on the URL above I do not see the text below. I
still see an older version. I edited the version above just now (by
adding 'group membership', a comment I made back in May which does not
seem to have been incorporated in the version above) to make sure I had
the latest version, and I still do not get the text below. So where is
the version below stored?

> 
>     “The mission of the Credentials Community Group is to explore the
>     creation, storage, presentation, and verification of credentials. We
>     focus on a verifiable credential (a set of claims) created by an
>     issuer about a subject—a person, group, or thing—and seek solutions
>     inclusive of approaches such as: self-sovereign identity;
>     presentation of proofs by the bearer; data minimization; and
>     centralized, federated, and decentralized registry and identity
>     systems. Our tasks include drafting and incubating Internet
>     specifications for further standardization and prototyping and
>     testing reference implementations.”
> 
> 
> The remaining issue was that I was hoping to incorporate a phrase about
> another unique thing about our architecture — the ability to present
> claims that are long-lived. For instance, I should be able to present a
> valid claim that I was legally married 25 years ago, even if the issuer
> has rotated or revoked their keys since. This is possible with proof of
> existence and dated key rotation/revocation registries.  It should be
> possible for me to prove that I graduated from college, even if colleges
> have changed names, merged, etc., name systems and degree changes, for
> as long as the claim was not fraudulent.
> 
> That, and the bearer instrument side of our work, offers something
> unique and compelling about our architecture, and also ties us into the
> newer possibilities offered by blockchain systems.
> 
> If you would like to discuss this, or other issues with the mission
> statement, please reply to this email. If you have ideas on how to
> specific change that in the above mission statement, submit the change
> as a suggestion to the google doc above.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> — Christopher Allen
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