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Re: Request to Migrate DID Method registry management to W3C DID WG

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 15:23:14 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKsyD+Fv1RY_RWBvnU+b+j7oPWznuDKy2d_Vy40dFxsCQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 15:05, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> 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.

Question:  will you have to be a member of the WG to propose or work no new
DID methods.

W3C WGs are very restrictive.

Or could some stuff happen still in the CG?

> -- manu
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