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RE: DIF media coverage

From: Daniel Buchner <Daniel.Buchner@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:48:10 +0000
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CO2PR00MB0182D30A2864C101B8E138CE81CA0@CO2PR00MB0182.namprd00.prod.outlook.com>
Hey Manu,

- The links were supposed to be to specs, and I don't think whoever assembled the content we drafted knew to mention each at the W3C group-level in the description.
- The W3C CCG is linked in the post, it's right there in the closing, under the call-to-action in "Key resources" (screenshot attached). (I honestly didn't remember the CCG and VC stuff was separate groups until now.)
- We intentionally didn't mention events, POC collaborators, or anything else like that in this post, as it was intended to be more of an intro to the space and a perspective piece.

I wrote most of the first pass copy, but as with most 100k person companies making significant public announcements, the post changed as it touched more and more hands (some of them non-technical). I hope folks are not upset, we really tried to mention the groups, and took a massively positive, supportive, open stance on this whole ecosystem. We had hoped this would be a good thing for all the folks involved, and certainly didn't intend any ill will.

- Daniel

-----Original Message-----
From: Manu Sporny [mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00 PM
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>; Daniel Buchner <Daniel.Buchner@microsoft.com>
Subject: DIF media coverage

For the past year we [Microsoft] have been participating in the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) with individuals and organizations who are similarly motivated to take on this challenge. We are collaboratively developing the following key components:

* Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) – a W3C spec that defines a common document format for describing the state of a Decentralized Identifier

* Identity Hubs – an encrypted identity datastore that features message/intent relay, attestation handling, and identity-specific compute endpoints.

* Verifiable Credentials – a W3C spec that defines a document format for encoding DID-based attestations.

No mention of W3C VCWG or W3C CCG (other than links to the specs), no mention of IIW, no mention of RWoT.

I leave it there w/o comment as we're all earmarking time to discuss how DIF/Microsoft messaging is happening at RWoT and IIW.

-- manu


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