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Request to Migrate DID Method registry management to W3C DID WG

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:03:09 -0400
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6d0b287f-a512-dd9d-50c1-98515aa83f34@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

We've been intending to migrate the management of the DID Method
registry to the active W3C DID WG for a while now. An issue was raised a
while ago to do this:

https://github.com/w3c-ccg/did-method-registry/issues/82

As an Editor of both the current DID Method Registry and the DID WG
Specification Registries, after discussion with the Chairs in both
groups, I took the next step in that process by copying what we have now
in the DID Method Registry into the DID Spec Registries document.

https://w3c.github.io/did-spec-registries/#did-methods

At this point, we have /two/ DID Method registries, and it is going to
very quickly lead to confusion on where people should add new DID Methods.

We need to wrap up the W3C CCG DID Method Registry and note that it's
been subsumed into the DID Specification Registries, which is being
maintained by the DID WG.

The expectation is that the DID Specification Registries will continue
to be maintained by the DID WG until the end of 2021, when it wraps up,
and then by a W3C DID Maintenance WG OR the W3C CCG if a W3C DID
Maintenance WG fails to be created.

This is a request to the Chairs for some telecon time to discuss this
(might happen today?). It is also a request to transition the management
of the DID Method Registry to the DID WG as outlined above.

-- manu

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