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Kim, Manu, Brenda, Nathan, Sean RE: DID spec and Request to adopt new work item: DID Method for Veres One Ledger

From: =Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@evernym.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:41:00 +0300
Message-ID: <CAAjunnaR4=m9aQYV-hAzRkQtYTp50NdTaCWe2GPh5TyneEKBMQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>, Brenda Francis <brenda.francis@evernym.com>, Nathan George <nathan.george@evernym.com>, Sean Bohan <sean.bohan@evernym.com>, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com
> wrote:

> Thanks Manu.
> >> We expect that this specification will also be used to raise
> discussion points on the core DID specification.
> Definitely; the Veres One DID method will be useful to factor in as we
> move forward on the DID spec. Let's discuss during the DID section of the
> meeting on Tuesday.
> Thanks,
> Kim

Kim and Manu,

I totally agree, and in fact am going to press hard to have everyone who is
participating in the W3C Credentials Community Group who is working on a
DID method to start publishing their DID method spec as a shared document
so we can all begin collaborating to: a) improve them, and b) extract any
emerging requirements to incorporate into the next version of the DID spec.

This is work I really want to start to accelerate once I return from
the MyData2017 conference (Wed-Fri this week in Tallinn and Helsinki) and
then my 30th wedding anniversary celebration with my wife in St. Petersburg
the following week. I want to get as many DID spec issues on the table as
we can over the balance of September so that we can *dive deep* on these
issues at the October Rebooting the Web of Trust conference. If it ends out
working like the fall 2016 RWOT, within about 2 weeks after the conference
we can have a candidate next draft, which is perfect because we can then
review that draft with an even wider audience at IIW the third week of

*However, in the short term, my schedule in the EU means* I am going to
miss the W3C Credentials Community Group calls this week (when the call
overlaps with the kickoff evening of MyData2017 in Tallinn) and next week
(when I am going to be completely offline in St. Petersburg).

Manu, that doesn't mean I'm leaning entirely on you to carry the DID spec
ball over the next two weeks. I'm cc'ing several Evernymers who can help in
that period. To call them out by name:

   1. *Brenda Francis, Evernym's DHS project manager.* I've volunteered
   (conscripted ;-) Brenda to help with DID spec issues management. She just
   needs to get up to speed with the mechanics of how we'll be handling that
   in JIRA. (Brenda, see Nathan for a tutorial. Also, you'll need to get
   signed up for the W3C Credentials Community Group, which Nathan can help
   you with too.)
   2. *Nathan George, Evernym W3C rep.* Nathan is working on all aspects of
   our W3C standards work, including the DID spec and the Sovrin DID method
   spec, so he can weigh in on these next two calls. He can also provide
   feedback on the Veres One DID Method. Nathan can also call in
   other Evernym architects and developers as needed.
   3. *Sean Bohan, Evernym Consumer Product Manager.* Sean is working with
   Nathan on our platform standards.

Net net: if this set of folks can help out over the next two weeks, I'll be
back in the States (actually, in DC at the FedID conference) the week of
Sept 11 and will be back on the calls and focusing on gathering DID spec
issues the balance of the month.

Sound like a plan?


> On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 12:06 PM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> wrote:
>> This is a request to the Credentials Community Group Chairs to call for
>> a decision by consensus to adopt the Veres One Ledger DID Method
>> specification as a work item.
>> Our goal with this specification is to demonstrate interoperability for
>> the DID specification, specifically the DID Method part of the
>> specification, that the group has already adopted.
>> We expect that this specification will also be used to raise discussion
>> points on the core DID specification.
>> Details on a very rough draft of the specification can be found here:
>> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/didm-veres-one/
>> -- manu
>> --
>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: Rebalancing How the Web is Built
>> http://manu.sporny.org/2016/rebalancing/
>> --
> Kim Hamilton Duffy
> Principal Engineer | Learning Machine + MIT Media Lab
> Co-chair W3C Credentials Community Group
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