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Re: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] Citizenship Vocabulary

From: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:44:53 -0400
Message-ID: <CAGJKSNQFe56ecuknM92sSg9xUVoJhKRje_CoFb0j5o1MEH3PdQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries>
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Orie,
What about the possibility of a shared repo for traceability at a minimum,
even if not shared with the citizenship side of things?  A large amount of
the supply chain items are pretty common, and patterns could be well
established for types/groups of items carried on the supply chain. e.g.
steel, food/ag, packing materials, etc.  I am a big fan of re-use and
inheritance where possible and where it makes sense.

Michael Prorock
CTO, Founder
mesur.io
919.633.8773

On Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 09:22 Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries> wrote:

> I'm fully supportive of this, but wondering about the mechanics.
>
> There are a number of other vocabularies that are related to DHS SVIP,
> including vocabularies related to supply chain traceability and proof of
> origin for steel, timber, oil, and agricultural products.
>
> Today, many in this community make use of:
>
> https://schema.org/
> https://www.gs1.org/voc/
>
> Many of the W3C CCG vocabularies use the perma-id redirection service,
> which gives them nice names, for example:
>
> https://w3id.org/citizenship
> https://w3id.org/citizenship/v1
>
> https://w3id.org/security
> https://w3id.org/security/v1
>
> https://w3id.org/did-resolution
> https://w3id.org/did-resolution/v1
>
> https://w3id.org/wallet
> https://w3id.org/wallet/v1
>
> I am wondering if there is a more general opportunity for W3C CCG to
> define a best practices guide for handling this, or drive towards more
> consistency.
>
> It seems we have a couple of options, we can keep making individual
> repositories or we can make a single repository for all vocabularies
> developed for DHS SVIP.
>
> Since the default will be to keep doing what we have been (which I am fine
> with), I will make the case for a single DHS SVIP vocabulary repo.
>
> There are a number of advantages for co-locating the vocabularies,
> particularly for discoverability, consistency and driving contributor
> engagement.
>
> 1. Better SEO for DHS SVIP
>
> https://github.com/w3c-ccg/dhs-svip or
> https://github.com/w3c-ccg/dhs-svip-vocab
>
> https://w3id.org/citizenship
> https://w3id.org/citizenship/v1
>
> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/dhs-svip/citizenship-vocab/
>
> https://w3id.org/traceability (or supply chain)
> https://w3id.org/traceability/v1
>
> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/dhs-svip/traceability/
>
> Individual vocabularies are still possible, but vocabulary re-use is easy
> to encourage:
>
> https://w3id.org/traceability/oil
> https://w3id.org/traceability/oil/v1
>
> https://w3id.org/traceability/steel
> https://w3id.org/traceability/steel/v1
>
> 2. Easier to share vocabulary
>
> There may be cases where common terms are shared across vocabularies or
> DHS SVIP topic areas, in these cases they can be defined once and imported
> by all vocabularies:
>
> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/dhs-svip/common/
>
> Possibility to share some JSON Schema  / SHACL files for things like
> physical address, postal address, and organizations.
>
> https://w3id.org/dhs-svip
> https://w3id.org/dhs-svip/v1
>
> 3. Easier to enforce consistency
>
> With more contributors defining the submission requirements, reviewing
> PRs, it's easier to ensure that vocabularies look and function similarly.
>
> To argue against a single repo for DHS SVIP vocabularies:
>
> 1. Contributors may see more activity in areas they are not directly
> involved with, this might feel like a request to do more work (even if we
> agreed no review / feedback was required).
> 2. There might be too much contribution (too many issues, comment threads,
> pull requests)... speaking from experience, I think this is
> incredibly unlikely : )
> 3. Easier to get free labour from others. Sometimes helping is hurting /
> encourages learned helplessness.
>
> Speaking for Transmute, we are really grateful to have the citizenship
> vocabulary as a guidepost for the traceability vocabularies, and would
> happily help maintain the citizenship and other vocabularies if they were
> co-located, we already help maintain the security vocab. If the community
> decides we prefer to have separate repositories for each dhs svip
> vocabulary, expect a similar proposal for a work item for steel
> traceability soon :)
>
> OS
>
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 4:33 AM Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 21:24, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> As many of you are already aware, the US Department of Homeland Security
>>> United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS) has been
>>> operating a program through the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program
>>> (SVIP) to create a digital version of the Permanent Resident Card (aka
>>> Green Card) based off of the W3C Verifiable Credentials global standard.
>>>
>>>
>>> https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2018/12/04/news-release-st-seeks-collaborative-blockchain-innovations
>>>
>>> As a part of this work, companies that were involved in the work
>>> coordinated to build a Verifiable Credentials extension that was capable
>>> of addressing the use cases contemplated by DHS/USCIS. The result of
>>> that collaboration is here:
>>>
>>> https://digitalbazaar.github.io/citizenship-vocab/
>>>
>>> The Citizenship data model was then put through a series of
>>> interoperability tests earlier this year to ensure that it led to
>>> technical interoperability that was provably testable:
>>>
>>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2020Jun/0100.html
>>>
>>> Based on the success of those initial interoperability tests, the
>>> Editors of the specification (from Digital Bazaar and Secure Key) would
>>> like to request that it is added as an official W3C CCG Work Item.
>>>
>>> I have opened the request here:
>>>
>>> https://github.com/w3c-ccg/community/issues/155
>>
>>
>> +1 upvoted on github too
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 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
>>>
>>>
>
> --
> *ORIE STEELE*
> Chief Technical Officer
> www.transmute.industries
>
> <https://www.transmute.industries>
>
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