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Re: Our Community Group name

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:09:20 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok1A-8nA5itkWOio-dFVMbBdnx1-+2RZG7qG0keSxf2H9A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>, 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>
How about the wwww of identity independence.

Wwww = world wide web war

That has a nice US ring to it...

On Thu., 13 Jul. 2017, 7:27 am Kim Hamilton, <kimdhamilton@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the pointer on the WebID CG, Tim -- I'll follow up.
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> Bodhdan -- yes, the option will be something including "self-sovereign
> identity". I updated that in the poll. Coming soon.
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> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:34 AM Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> 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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