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Re: New Work Item Proposal: Universal Wallet 2020

From: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:21:45 +0000
To: Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B82E0AE1-9504-401C-83A9-79871771D07A@adobe.com>
"Reference Implementation" means that it is the "blessed/approved " implementation which implements 100% of a specification to the agreement of all parties involved.

"Conforming" implies that (a) the specification has normative requirements to which the software can conform and that (b) someone(s) have all agreed that it meets 100% of the requirements.

Example implementation is probably best.


´╗┐On 6/24/20, 4:47 PM, "Wayne Chang" <wyc@fastmail.fm> wrote:

    Manu, could you please elaborate on your concerns about calling certain code a "reference implementation"? What drawbacks are there, and what else could we call it? "Example implementation"? "Conforming implementation"?

    On Wed, Jun 24, 2020, at 4:26 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
    > On 6/24/20 3:31 PM, Orie Steele wrote:
    > > We're looking for additional organizations to co-edit / sponsor the
    > > development of the specification in the W3C CCG.
    > Digital Bazaar is supportive of this specification and hosting it in the
    > W3C CCG.
    > We have no strong opinion on hosting an implementation at DIF as long as
    > doing so wouldn't create IPR issues that would restrict anyone from
    > contributing to the work. We continue to be skeptical of calling it a
    > "reference implementation".
    > While we do not have the spare cycles to be a co-editor on the
    > specification, we do expect to be heavily involved in discussion related
    > to the specification as we expect that the outcome will have a direct
    > impact on our product offerings.
    > Finally, thank you to Orie, Margo, and Guillaume from Transmute for
    > putting this together and kicking off the work. It's a critical piece
    > that the industry will need in order to interoperate at the application
    > layer.
    > -- manu
    > -- 
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