Re: Prioritizing Individual Sovereignty over Interoperability

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 12:51 PM Steven Rowat <>

> On 2019-04-26 11:44 am, Markus Sabadello wrote:
> > Hello list,
> >
> > In light of the discussions in the W3C CCG, DIF, and recent threads on
> > GitHub concerning proposed changes to the W3C DID spec (related to
> > "decentralization" and the "big tent" idea), Joachim Lohkamp (Jolocom),
> > Kai Wagner (Jolocom), Eugeniu Rusu (Jolocom), Sean Baldwin-Stevenson
> > (Jolocom) and myself (Danube Tech) have prepared an open statement and
> > call to action for the community.
> >
> >
> >
> > We invite you to read, share, and add your perspectives on that blog
> > post with the aim of broadening the discussion and developing a more
> > comprehensive and rigorous assessment of how to address the challenge of
> > achieving interoperability without diminishing user sovereignty.
> Ironically, when I attempt to add a blog comment to the above
> statement (supporting it in principle) I am asked to sign in with
> either my Google or my Facebook account.
> I don't want to do that, for reasons that are explained in the Danube
> Tech statement.
> IMO, therefore, it's not unreasonable to ask that Danube Tech should
> place this statement and blog somewhere else, or at very least explain
> that such a thing is impossible until DIDs exist in the way that they
> are describing.  ;-)

Steven, that pretty much is the height of irony. We'll know we have
succeeded with DIDs when that problem is solved.


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