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Re: PROPOSED WORK ITEM: DID-Linked Resources Specification

From: Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2022 20:22:08 -0600
Message-ID: <CAN8C-_LrN2tk4SnU_86m2sqbB3Z85NDezDy+0S7V8O4VYfCbUA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Buchner <dbuchner@tbd.email>
Cc: Alex Tweeddale <alex@cheqd.io>, "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
I don't think they are the same.

The proposed work item is about dereferencing independent of an underlying
storage system.

DWNs are a more complicated spec which makes some use of DID URLs.

I don't think the simpler work item should be inhibited or slowed down by
combining it or taking a dependency on DWNs.

We tried that with EDVs and the precursor to DWNs called Identity Hubs, and
it did not go well.

There is a connection point between this work item, the did resolution spec
at CCG and the DID Core spec.

Happy to discuss on an upcoming CCG call.


On Tue, Dec 6, 2022, 8:15 PM Daniel Buchner <dbuchner@tbd.email> wrote:

> I'll note that the goal of this proposed work item is the very crux of
> what we're building in the joint DIF/W3C Decentralized Web Nodes work item,
> which enables all objects, file types, schemas, etc., to be addressed in a
> DID-relative way that delivers an implicit, inferrential API without any
> need to craft things specific to a given set of objects/files. Given this
> is already a joint work item of the the two orgs, can we first examine it
> and do a call about how it delivers on the stated goals of this proposal,
> and/or modify it to do so?
> There will be 1:1 overlap if we spin up a new work item to do the same
> thing, and it would be unfortunate if we created competing efforts almost
> immediately as a solution/spec is in the later stages of development.
> How about a call to review sometime before the holidays or just after in
> January?
> - Daniel
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2022, 7:56 PM Alex Tweeddale <alex@cheqd.io> wrote:
>> Dear CCG,
>> The formal new work item proposal is in the GitHub issue below:
>> https://github.com/w3c-ccg/community/issues/236
>> We are proposing to establish a new work item focussed on creating a W3C
>> specification for DID-Linked Resources, which will tie in closely with the
>> existing DID Resolution spec.
>> This work aims to create a standardized way of referencing,
>> dereferencing and fetching digital resources (schemas, trust & status
>> lists, visual representations of Verifiable Credentials, governance
>> documents, logos).
>> We aim to achieve this by associating digital resources with
>> Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and organizing in DID-Linked Collections,
>> where each individual resource is identifiable through its own DID URL.
>> Previous work on this topic, leading to this new work item:
>> - (cheqd) Context for DID-Linked Resources
>> <https://docs.cheqd.io/identity/guides/did-linked-resources/technical-composition-of-did-linked-resources>
>> - (cheqd) Technical composition of DID-Linked Resources
>> <https://docs.cheqd.io/identity/guides/did-linked-resources/technical-composition-of-did-linked-resources>
>> - (ToIP) Trust over IP Draft Specification on DID-Linked Resources, to
>> be superseded by the W3C work item
>> <https://wiki.trustoverip.org/display/HOME/DID-Linked+Resources+Specification>
>> Looking forward to getting this kicked off!
>> Alex
>> Alex Tweeddale
>> Product Manager & Governance Lead
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