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How you can help with the DID Formal Objections

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:45:24 -0400
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <14e6b577-4991-022e-4bf4-149ffc502b12@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

I've received some feedback from folks saying that they want to help with the
DID Formal Objections, but don't know how to. Here are some DOs and DON'Ts on
helping if you want:

DO blog, tweet, and share how you feel about about the technical nature of the
DID Formal Objections or how they're expected to be processed. If you'd like
some background material on the objections, you can find them here:

https://msporny.github.io/did-core-formal-objections/

https://www.evernym.com/blog/w3c-vision-of-decentralization/

DON'T be aggressive, rude, bully, or otherwise attack the objectors. We've
already have one report of harassment from this community and we want to take
the high road here. The objectors are people expressing the position of their
company and may or may not personally agree with those positions.

DO be firm in what you believe, and exceedingly polite when you engage online
and in what you write.

DO engage on the W3C AC mailing list if you are a W3C Advisory Committee
Representative on any comment that you have an opinion on. You can start here
and read the thread (80+ emails and counting) -- at present, only four people
from this community that are AC reps have chosen to engage (and that is not a
good sample of the opinions in this community):

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-forum/2021OctDec/0007.html

Or just look at the last week of discussion and pick a thread that you have an
opinion on:

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-forum/2021OctDec/index.html

Some topics to prime your thoughts, these concepts are being actively debated
on the W3C Advisory Committee mailing list as we speak:

* Is it fair process if an organization can participate in
  an objection and then be on the panel that decides
  whether or not to uphold that objection?

* How seriously should objections be considered if there
  were multiple chances for an organization to submit
  their issues over multiple years, with multiple calls
  to review, but they submitted them three days before the
  very last deadline? Is the only relevant thing the
  substance of the objection?

* Is it ok to charter work with very strict boundaries on
  what the group can do, and then object at the end when
  the group didn't do work it was forbidden to do?

* What sort of interoperability should a data model
  specification demonstrate?

* What demonstrates whether or not a system is
  decentralized enough?

* Is there a mechanism that discourages ever growing
  divergence for DID Methods?

If you don't have a blog or a place to put these thoughts, this mailing list
is a fine place to send your thoughts to. If you want us to forward your
thoughts to the AC Mailing list, please make sure to say that you're ok with
us copying your email in full and sending it to the AC mailing list. Also,
keep in mind that we can't send everything over there and spam the list, but
any new arguments are certainly welcome and we can send them on.

-- manu

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