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From: Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:56:43 +0000
Message-ID: <CAB=TY861mY7DdOKf4MSzXws_Bix5gOM4ZYfW9k3H+3nfYq_nuQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>, "W3C Digital Verification CG (Public List)" <public-digital-verification@w3.org>
Hi all,
To move forward with the naming discussion, we are suggesting the following

First, we select a name *category*; i.e. we don't have to select a specific
name, just the general characteristics. At the 11 July meeting, we'll
discuss the initial set we've identified (options below, based on community
discussion) and determine if any others need to be added.

After the 11 July meeting, we'll send a poll to choose one of these
options. If applicable, based on those results, we'll refine to specific
name choices, which will be voted on in a subsequent (and final) poll.

Keeping the current name "Credentials Community Group" introduces another
important decision point, which relates to the wording around inclusion of
centralized identity approaches in the mission statement. We'd like to
include that in the poll as well.

This expands into 3 total (current) options for the first poll:

*Option 1*

   - Keep the same name, "Credentials Community Group"
   - Update mission to include self sovereign identity, and make explicit
   that the scope is not limited to decentralized approaches

*Option 2*

   - Keep the same name, "Credentials Community Group"
   - Update mission to include self sovereign identity
   - This does not mean that centralized approaches are out of scope -- we
   are just not calling this out in the mission statement

*Option 3*

   - Rename to something including "self-sovereign identity"
   - Exact name TBD
   - In this case, the question of wording around centralized identity
   approaches in the mission statement is less pressing. Again, they will be
   in scope, just not called out explicitly.

— Kim Hamilton & Christopher Allen, co-chairs
Kim Hamilton Duffy
Principal Engineer | Learning Machine + MIT Media Lab
Co-chair W3C Credentials Community Group
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