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Re: W3C Credentials Community Group name and mission statement

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:21:48 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok182RxZXMnZQ8y=RaXH0graoMM0qSDqPcTXps0THNCRkw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com>, "public-vc-wg@w3.org" <public-vc-wg@w3.org>, public-webpayments-ig@w3.org
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@blockstream.com>
What's the provenance history of the various groups concerned?

can we date things?  I was involved with the creation of creds as payments
evolved. Good to hear others are working on different methods for solving
similar issues.


On Wed, 6 Sep 2017 at 12:40 Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com>

> Hi Verifiable Claims WG and Web Payments IG members,
> The Credentials CG revisited our name and mission statement because of a
> concern raised by other working groups, which was that the Credentials CG
> may be confused with existing W3C efforts such as Web App Spec, Web Auth,
> and the Web Crypto group. This is an update on where we are.
> We've decided to keep the name as "Credentials Community Group" and
> clarify our meaning of "Credential" in the mission statement. The new
> mission statement is available here:
> https://www.w3.org/community/credentials/ and copied at the end of this
> email.
> We are checking with this group to ensure there are no objections to the
> name of the CG as well as the mission. Thank you, and please let us know
> if you have any concerns.
> Best regards,
> Kim Hamilton Duffy & Christopher Allen, co-chairs
> *Updated mission statement*
> The mission of the W3C Credentials Community Group is to explore the
> creation, storage, presentation, verification, and user control of
> credentials. We focus on a verifiable credential (a set of claims) created
> by an issuer about a subject—a person, group, or thing—and seek solutions
> inclusive of approaches such as: self-sovereign identity; presentation of
> proofs by the bearer; data minimization; and centralized, federated, and
> decentralized registry and identity systems. Our tasks include drafting and
> incubating Internet specifications for further standardization and
> prototyping and testing reference implementations.
> --
> Kim Hamilton Duffy
> CTO & Principal Architect Learning Machine
> Co-chair W3C Credentials Community Group
> 400 Main Street Building E19-732, Cambridge, MA 02139
> kim@learningmachine.com | kimhd@mit.edu
> 425-652-0150 | LearningMachine.com
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