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Re: W3C DID Core 1.0 enters Candidate Recommendation stage

From: Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@evernym.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 17:56:37 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAjunnb9Gu_zCDsh6Tq31GOnqsQCRDNhwpuoKqhZaMF9wTL1-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Manu, thank you for the graphic—it will be very helpful in answering the
questions I constantly get about "when will DIDs be done?"

And thank you to everyone who has contributed to this spec. My conviction
is stronger than ever that DIDs will serve as the atomic building block
of decentralized digital trust infrastructure.

=Drummond

On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 7:16 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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