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Re: Facing Architectural Challenges in VC 2.0

From: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 10:03:58 -0800
Message-ID: <CACrqygAR5_x8_v0bZ2ehqwjxUUUhcYeEqDV9azHwOhSuBJmxKw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 9:07 AM Christopher Allen <
ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com> wrote:

> On the contrary, I'd love to see the VCs for JSON-LD community move
> forward, in particular as I'd like to see more focus of a variety of issues
> at the VP levels, more designs that leverage selective disclosure (in
> particular mandating at minimum the use of the emerging Merkle Disclosure
> LD proof), and focus deeper into requirements of the use of key material
> and security of code.

To say it another way, JSON-LD-based VCs address a large number of
requirements for iteratively improving web-focused architectures of LESS
(Legally Enabled Self-Sovereign) Identity. It should continue to do so.

However, other important communities have different requirements, and we
appear to be driving them off. We also are not listening effectively to
those communities, which probably are as large or larger in aggregate).

That is fine for the VC-WG, but I see that the "big tent" community of the
CCG (and even RWOT) is disappearing and instead have become increasingly
dominated by web-based LESS identity approaches. There are important
requirements that we all must solve VC-WG should not have to.

-- Christopher Allen
Received on Friday, 16 December 2022 18:04:48 UTC

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