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W3C DID Core 1.0 enters Candidate Recommendation stage

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:14:15 -0400
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7206e04a-f213-80a5-8e19-a5f1d5a44812@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 has reached the Candidate Recommendation
stage at W3C. The current specification can be found here:

https://www.w3.org/TR/2021/CR-did-core-20210318/

This is a major milestone in the W3C global standards process. It marks the
start of a period of 1-4 months where the official W3C Working Group has
communicated that it is done with all features in the specification.

The W3C DID WG has also communicated that the specification is stable enough
to collect implementation experience from the global implementer community.
Once the WG collects enough implementation experience, it may then make final
adjustments before publishing the v1.0 global standard, which is expected at
the end of September 2021.

I have attached an image with an (unofficial) graphical depiction of the DID
standards history and expected future timeline.

Congratulations to everyone that contributed to get us to this point; this is
a big deal and cause for celebration. :)

-- manu

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UnofficialDIDStandardTimeline.png
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