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

From: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 16:42:53 -0400
Message-ID: <CANYRo8gyySxp8B2aMFPiafPrcLka_hYirUbJYarrOCTjBaHOMg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Cc: "Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web)" <mwherman@parallelspace.net>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hi Steve,

I'm happy to be a sounding board. We can use this thread if it suits your
purpose.

Adrian

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 4:25 PM Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Michael
>
> As a contractor to Australian government I deal with policy makers almost
> every day and so I understand both the difficulty and the necessity of
> conveying these concepts to non technical audiences.
>
> As a sufficiently technical reader, I liked your article. It’s the first
> time I’ve seen that meta-model of the identity domain and, for me, it was
> very helpful.
>
> However, sadly, I don’t think it will help the policy maker that is not
> used to reading meta models. I usually have more success with storyboards
> that contrast two architectures with real examples. Policy makers don’t
> need to “understand the architecture”.  They need to be able to
> conceptualise how it works through examples to that they can understand the
> policy impacts and opportunities.
>
> I also need to convey these ideas - both to AU and UN sometime over the
> next month or so. I’ll need to test my communication materials on non
> technical people to ensure the message has worked - and also on expert SSI
> community members to ensure that the message is right. For that latter
> concern, please let me know if anyone in this group is willing to be a
> sounding board
>
> Kind regards
>
> Steven Capell
> Mob: 0410 437854
>
> On 21 Mar 2021, at 4:47 am, Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <
> mwherman@parallelspace.net> wrote:
>
> 
>
> 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>
> 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.
> blog: Veres One Decentralized Identifier Blockchain Launches
> https://tinyurl.com/veres-one-launches
>
>
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