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Avoid appeals to motive (was: Re: VC-HTTP-API - A follow up on the RAR presentation)

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 10:02:07 -0400
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <2cca3c18-ac0d-20d0-20d5-1ccefb171e4a@digitalbazaar.com>
On 7/7/21 11:42 PM, Adrian Gropper wrote:
> ...that VC-HTTP API would rather I take this struggle elsewhere or at
> least put it into a later version so that we can all make "progress"
> serving the sovereign customers waiting for a standard.

On 7/8/21 6:55 AM, Daniel Hardman wrote:
> ...if the group continues to insist that its only priorized use cases flow
> from institutions that pay the proximate bills, I can't see how it can
> reach any other conclusion.

Please stop ascribing motives to individuals that they themselves have not
asserted. These are appeals to motive and can quickly turn into ad hominem


Let's keep the discussion focused on identifying the privacy concerns and how
that is concretely realized via the VC HTTP API... guessing at what motives
might be is a distraction (and is often impossible to do given that each of us
don't share a single background).

-- manu

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