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Re: Renaming Object Capabilities to Authorization Capabilities?

From: Christopher Lemmer Webber <cwebber@dustycloud.org>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2018 17:42:14 -0400
To: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87y3a9j0sp.fsf@dustycloud.org>
Christopher Allen writes:

> On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 4:27 PM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> wrote:
>
>> shortened to "zCaps" for the cool kids in the community.
>>
>
> I am -1 for zCaps as a short. Adding z to things lately has been marketing
> speak for zero-knowledge, which ocap is not. And over hyped.
>
> -- Christopher Allen

FWIW, the name "zcap" was inspired by Alan Karp's use of "ZBAC" as a
term (intentionally contrasted to RBAC) to inform companies that didn't
understand what ocaps were or what domain they might want to apply them
to.
Received on Saturday, 3 November 2018 21:42:37 UTC

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