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Re: Publication of VC API as VCWG Draft Note

From: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:37:29 -0500
Message-ID: <CANYRo8i1e67RbBuboOKqspBuJaxoh0+W4jbiWA3+c+u34yuozg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Hardman <daniel.hardman@gmail.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
I objected to the VC-API early and often. I thought I was alone.


On Sat, Nov 19, 2022 at 6:19 PM Daniel Hardman <daniel.hardman@gmail.com>

> I'll also note, and this is probably completely unrelated :P, that
>> both Microsoft and MATTR are working on APIs related to Verifiable
>> Credential issuance and presentation in the OpenID Foundation and that
>> might be factoring into these objections:
>> https://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-4-verifiable-credential-issuance-1_0-05.html
>> Nah, that couldn't be it. :P
> For the record, I object as well, and I am NOT working on APIs related to
> VC issuance. However, my objections to this API work were raised a couple
> years ago, two employers aago, so they're not news, and I don't expect them
> to make any difference now. I'm just bringing them up so that the record
> doesn't show objections only from MATTR and Microsoft.
> The fact is that, although such a document is non-normative, it gets
> bundled with normative items in the minds of many, and the normative
> distinction is unlikely to be emphasized by VC-API proponents in their
> narratives. Publishing such a note is thus a political move by its
> proponents. The fact that opponents react politically is not surprising and
> doesn't mean their motives are any less noble than its proponents.
> Proponents are working on APIs related to VC issuance -- these -- and very
> much want their APIs to be painted with an official W3C brush.
> --Daniel
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