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Re: Bikeshed: Renaming the VC HTTP API

From: Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:11:04 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+C6qMyEkoA2pq7qkMc8z2P49UmxHsgu7JTSimPi13jEc0RzKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Cc: Kerri Lemoie <klemoie@concentricsky.com>, Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>, Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com>
Naming is hard. Branding is done with an audience in mind. I agree with
Kerri in that we don't have to explain everything. I also like something
that is accessible beyond our core tech heavy community.

+1 VC Delivery

This is descriptive and yet simplistic. It provides a good jump off point
to go into a technical or use case rabbit hole while keeping the essence of
the meaning.


On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 9:27 AM Kerri Lemoie <klemoie@concentricsky.com>
wrote:

> I love this message, Moses. It was a great way to start my Monday morning.
>
> My two cents: Acronyms are hard to remember and we are already drowning in
> them. We also don’t need to explain everything a technology is/does in its
> name. Technologies are adopted when they are perceived to be useful, easy
> to use, and understandable. With that in mind, what if we call it
> Verifiable Credentials Delivery (leaning on the existing VC acronym as: VC
> Delivery). This implies that a VC is sent & received. It’s also an
> accessible word for those who are trying to explain it to others.
>
> K
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> On Jul 18, 2021, at 4:57 PM, Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>
> wrote:
>
> This note from Pindar made me want to share one more thing with the group.
>
> I'm a practicing "Taoist", which means I do stuff like qigong and I
> meditate, but more importantly, it is a practice of stopping my mind so I
> can see the beauty of the present moment. I've noticed that being in a
> working group, we often get so wrapped up in what we're arguing about that
> we forget to see how beautiful this work, and this working group, can be.
> How different it is from the typical way things get done. How breathtaking
> the vision to change the world.
>
> So anyway, that's why I tend to use a little humor to get us to stop, take
> a breath, and to see how much we actually enjoy working together. And how
> ambitious this undertaking is. And how grateful I am to each of you for
> participating... and especially the chairs and authors for leading the
> charge.
>
> *This has been your moment of Zen. *
>
> Now back to work!
>
> MM
>
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> On 7/17/21 11:53 PM, Pindar Wong wrote:
>
> ok... I submit... you made me laugh!
>
> p.
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> On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 3:42 AM Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Then Veri-HAPI 🤣
>>
>> -
>> *Moses Ma | FutureLab Consulting Inc*
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>>
>> On Jul 17, 2021 at 12:34 PM, <Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>>
>> wrote:
>>
>> On 7/17/21 3:26 PM, Moses Ma wrote:
>> > How about just HAPI for HTTP VC API?
>>
>> Taken (for HTTP APIs):
>> https://hapi.dev/
>>
>> -- manu
>>
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>>
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