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Unrelated Occupy Identity (was Re: VC-HTTP-API - A follow up on the RAR presentation)

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2021 12:10:25 -0500
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To: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Cc: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>, daniel.hardman@gmail.com, "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
I'm not sure an apology is warranted, but I realize that I might have
drifted off topic from the thread. I think the general pattern is to change
the subject header if there is a significant fork. This was for the
VC-HTTP-API thread.


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On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 10:12 AM Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>

> On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 4:33 PM Christopher Allen <
> ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 1:58 PM Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Tag yourself:
>> I’ve definitely sacrificed revenue and left money on the table to avoid
>> “selling out” and stay the course on “occupy identity” & “if we build it”.
>> I share the same sentiment. I have spent the last couple of months
>> working with the good folks of the ceramic network trying to get my own IoT
>> project launched. I've had the what am I doing with  my life moments and
>> wondered why I just passed up on a roofing job feeling that would lead me
>> to abandon ship. Innovation is hard and requires sacrifice. Going through
>> it is like dodging a wall in a hairpin turn at 99 mph. You don't know if
>> you will make it or spin out, but you know it won't help to stare at the
>> wall.  I really don't want to "sell out". I'm sure there are some who would
>> offer loads of money if I gave up my soul.
>> I’m certainly been more satisfied recently with just shipping stuff like
>> did:onion, file signing & exploring multisig options, CBOR rather than
>> JSON-LD, integrated UX for currency/identity wallets, better QRs, mentoring
>> interns that also want “occupy identity” around the world, helping
>> establish SSI principles as law, and getting grants from donors & “occupy
>> identity” funders like the Human Right Foundation, than a similar amount of
>> time on CCG activities in previous years.
>> I know one of these interns, and they really seem to love it.
>> For me it was a small win, like understanding what Joel may have meant by
>> trying using a JSON-RPC and following the interface to add metadata for my
>> did:key.
>> I don’t want to see the LESS (legally enabled self-sovereign) Identity
>> work of the CCG/DID-WG/VC-WG stop, but I am concerned that it overly
>> dominates the discussion. Also for both sides: “Perfection is the enemy of
>> the good.”
>> There isn’t a lot of money on this other side of the wall from LESS
>> Identity, but the water here is warm and you are welcome to come and play.
>> Come join me and other like minded folk to ship code at
>> https://www.BlockchainCommons.com
>> — Christopher Allen
Received on Friday, 9 July 2021 17:11:23 UTC

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