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

From: Dan Bolser <dan@geromics.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Message-ID: <CANQ+bf6FTxf5N8eiLqa0p4ayxDgHACYJnq=_0ttfo7V=vDamuQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Thanks for this info.

I have to admit, the discussion about where the registry should live and
why is a bit opaque to me...

Although as of yet I have done zero work, I was still thinking about
building an editable database of methods at some point. Does this proposed
move rule that out?

I totally agree that a 'single source of truth' is vastly preferable to
multiple competing lists of methods, but I'm not sure the best way to

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 15:05, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>

> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 at 15:57, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> wrote:
>> On 6/16/20 9:38 AM, Orie Steele wrote:
>> > Anyone can open a PR against the DID Spec Registry.
>> ... and to be crystal clear about what "anyone" means... It doesn't mean
>> "anyone in the Working Group" or "anyone in the Community Group", it
>> means any person on the planet with the ability to open a Github pull
>> request.
>> The DID Specification Registries document is meant for developers to
>> signal to other developers about the sorts of global extensions they've
>> made to the DID ecosystem. It's meant to be a level playing field, which
>> means that you DO NOT have to be in a W3C/IETF/etc Working Group to
>> register extensions and you DO NOT have to be in the W3C CCG to register
>> extensions.
>> You just need to be a person that writes a specification and opens a PR
>> on the registry.
> This is brilliant, thanks!  Very decentralized! :))
>> -- manu
>> --
>> Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: Veres One Decentralized Identifier Blockchain Launches
>> https://tinyurl.com/veres-one-launches
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