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Re: Our Community Group name

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:33:13 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok2c_CyuARZOwHMAY3ktFLAh1hNBLfcpWnyA3S18QEjzYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bohdan Andriyiv <drabiv@gmail.com>, 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>
why not 'natural person identity', something that relates moreover to latin
/ english (as w3c is an english speaking union) as to ensure we're not
unnecessarily relating legal concepts to the underlying sought outcome.

also; it's very important people speak to Henry Story / WebID CG; as the ID
portion has really been in their arena for sometime with similar sorts of
outcomes sought; whilst perhaps, using a different approach.

Tim.H.

On Wed, 12 Jul 2017 at 18:19 Bohdan Andriyiv <drabiv@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>> 400 Main Street Building E19-732, Cambridge, MA 02139
>> 12001 N. Central Expy, Suite 1025, Dallas, TX 75243
>>
>> kim@learningmachine.com | kimhd@mit.edu
>> 425-652-0150 <(425)%20652-0150> | LearningMachine.com
>>
>
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