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Re: Splitting the VC HTTP API into two repositories

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:48:54 -0400
To: public-credentials@w3.org
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On 7/19/21 9:04 AM, John, Anil wrote:
> Using the same repo to house both the spec and the test suite has always 
> been confusing to me.

Yes, as a community, we need to stop conflating specifications with the test
suite... it always leads to pain further down the road.

* Standards are not code, they are developed differently.

* The standard is created at a different pace than the
  test suite.

* The standard is updated at a different pace than the
  test suite

* There is a strict and legitimate differentiation between
  Intellectual Property for a standard vs. Intellectual
  Property for a test suite that lawyers care about.

* There is a different group of people that contribute
  to the standard vs. contribute to the test suite.

For all these reasons... we should always separate the specification from the
test suite.

-- manu

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