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Re: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] Vaccination Certificate Vocabulary

From: Alan Karp <alanhkarp@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 09:14:42 -0800
Message-ID: <CANpA1Z10Lcyi0yE+_ksk8tV2Pp_dZn2GqHniJTmbYz4-E0TUzA@mail.gmail.com>
To: drummond.reed@evernym.com
Cc: "John, Anil" <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
A timely reminder that we may need to verify credentials during a power
outage even in the first world.

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Alan Karp


On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 8:21 AM Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@evernym.com>
wrote:

> Anil, thanks for standing on—and defending—that soapbox. Someone has to!
>
> =Drummond
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> On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 7:38 AM John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov> wrote:
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>> Very much agree.
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>> As an FYI, our internal rationale for why we are on this public journey
>> in the DID/VC ecosystem has multiple components:
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>>    - Technical ~ Need for systems and services that are resilient,
>>    self-healing, and can operate under duress in a world where perimeter-based
>>    security is no longer enough.
>>    - Business ~ Prevent development of “walled gardens” or closed
>>    technology platforms that do not support common standards for security,
>>    privacy, and data exchange.
>>    - Society ~ Remove limits on the growth and availability of a
>>    competitive marketplace of diverse, interoperable solutions for government
>>    and industry to draw upon to deliver cost effective and innovative
>>    solutions that are in the public interest.
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>> The “ … in the public interest” bit REQUIRES us to deliberately,
>> consistently and with discipline focus on ensuring equity and access. Not
>> saying that we get it right all the time or that we succeed every time, but
>> we try and will keep trying.
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>>
>> <step-off-my-soapbox />
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>> Best Regards,
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>> Anil
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>> *From:* Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56 AM
>> *To:* John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>; W3C Credentials CG <
>> public-credentials@w3.org>
>> *Subject:* Re: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] Vaccination Certificate Vocabulary
>>
>>
>>
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>> >The use case is to ensure equity and access … Globally, and not just in
>> the fully connected world.
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>> And this needs to be true for **EVERYTHING** we design and build – not
>> just this project.
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>>
>> Leonard
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>> *From: *"John, Anil" <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>
>> *Date: *Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:39 AM
>> *To: *W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
>> *Subject: *RE: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] Vaccination Certificate Vocabulary
>> *Resent-From: *<public-credentials@w3.org>
>> *Resent-Date: *Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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>> > More generally, what is the evidence / use case metrics for offline
>> verifiers ?
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>> “offline” has nuances.
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>> Is it never online, or is it occasionally connected over sparse or
>> unreliable networks?
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>> I would assume (as I don’t have ready access to data that will
>> prove/disprove this assertion) that it is more likely to be the latter and
>> not the former.
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>> However, to answer your actual question  -
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>> The use case is to ensure equity and access … Globally, and not just in
>> the fully connected world.
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>> Best Regards,
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>>
>> Anil
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>> Anil John
>>
>> Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
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>> Science and Technology Directorate
>>
>> US Department of Homeland Security
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>> Washington, DC, USA
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