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Re: Mozilla Formally Objects to DID Core

From: Tom Jones <thomasclinganjones@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2021 08:19:24 -0700
Message-ID: <CAK2Cwb4J2FCoaSz8UH=0ucA0xxFt6WFOcy9vn_z3B-e7ZKnj5Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Flexibility on security is not a feature that I would brag about.

..tom


On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 12:34 AM Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
wrote:

> I sympathize with Mozilla's comments about centralized methods and
> proof-of-work methods, and I believe these concerns could be addressed in
> the DID Rubric and DID Implementation Guide documents, without necessarily
> requiring changes to DID Core itself.
>
> Mozilla's other comment about lack of interoperability is however hard to
> unterstand for me.
>
> The whole point of DID methods is to ENABLE interoperability between
> heterogeneous identifier systems.
>
> Some use cases will only use a single DID method and not be interoperable
> with others.
> Some DID methods will become very popular and be widely interoperable
> across many different systems.
> Some DID methods may become standardized (e.g. did:key, did:web) and
> therefore "effectively mandatory".
> Some use cases will want to support as many DID methods as possible, even
> less popular ones.
>
> This flexibility is a feature, not a bug.
>
> Markus
> On 02.09.21 04:11, Orie Steele wrote:
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-new-work/2021Sep/0000.html
>
> The objection mentions comments from Google and Microsoft, but does not
> link directly to them.
>
> Does anyone have a direct link to the comments from Google and Microsoft?
>
> OS
>
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