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RE: The SSI protocols challenge [Was]: W3C DID Core 1.0 enters Candidate Recommendation stage

From: Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 17:43:34 +0000
To: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
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RE: In prep calls for the panel and other mentions of our work, the “Self-Sovereign Identity” concept is treated as controversial. In a recent major webinar about mandated protocols by the US regulators themselves, they referred to “Distributed Identity”.

I’m trying to address the same issue wrt what is “Self-Sovereign Identity” / “SSI” at its very core.

Check out: https://hyperonomy.com/2021/02/01/ssi-unconscious-contractions/


I’m looking for additional people who share a similar perspective.

Best regards,
Michael

From: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>
Sent: March 20, 2021 8:58 AM
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Subject: The SSI protocols challenge [Was]: W3C DID Core 1.0 enters Candidate Recommendation stage

It is indeed a big deal and cause for celebration.

From my perspective the next challenge is to get the protocols right from a human-centered and community perspective.

For an example of that challenge, on March 30 I’m on a Digital Credentials panel at the ONC (US Federal healthcare regulator) Annual Meeting. In prep calls for the panel and other mentions of our work, the “Self Sovereign Identity” concept is treated as controversial. In a recent major webinar about mandated protocols by the US regulators themselves, they referred to “Distributed Identity” :-?

Let us celebrate and consider the Fun times ahead....

Adrian

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 10:16 AM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com<mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com>> wrote:
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

--
Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/

Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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