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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
attacks:

https://fallacyinlogic.com/circumstantial-ad-hominem-definition-and-examples/

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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