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Re: Our Community Group name

From: Bohdan Andriyiv <drabiv@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:18:41 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+51gLUfnrZmQSfJn3hU5ryyMPCRCkNqogYOvq5SpAc+kBMeig@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com>, "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>, "W3C Digital Verification CG (Public List)" <public-digital-verification@w3.org>
I am completely new to the group, but if the opinion of complete noob can
help I am for third option – something with "self-sovereign identity".

--Bohdan

On Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at 01:58 Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com>
wrote:

> Hi all,
> To move forward with the naming discussion, we are suggesting the
> following approach.
>
> 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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>
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>
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