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Re: Publication of VC API as VCWG Draft Note

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 23:04:06 -0500
Message-ID: <CAMBN2CQArYMPtTWrKbjLpZWzZUcr63ZooMpXxJiM1XqvmbtJcw@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Sat, Nov 19, 2022 at 6:45 PM Kristina Yasuda <
Kristina.Yasuda@microsoft.com> wrote:
> It seems that you have contributed ~90% of the edits for VC-API over the
past 18 months

That is what Editors (and Contributors) do... they edit specifications
based on the consensus position of the group.

If you look at the record, you will see a variety of participants in the
weekly VC API Work Item calls spanning back more than a year:

https://w3c-ccg.github.io/meetings/

with detailed notes on each issue before we achieve consensus and mark an
issue as "ready for PR":

https://github.com/w3c-ccg/vc-api/issues/232#issuecomment-1136408545

To follow your logic, let's take a look at the top contributors to the
Verifiable Credentials Data Model specification[1]:

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... and the DID Core specification[2]:
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I expect that, even though the contribution statistics are similar for
those specifications, that you wouldn't insist that this is the work of a
single organization given that these specifications went through W3C CGs
and WGs and are now global standards.

> I think it's fairer to characterize it as your/Digital Bazaar's
specification, instead of attempting to publish this note under the
auspices of the community/entire WG.

Please don't mischaracterize the number of people that have contributed to
and implemented the VC API specification over the years, especially in your
position as co-Chair of the VCWG, and especially when we have public
records to the contrary of your assertions.

-- manu

[1]https://github.com/w3c/vc-data-model/graphs/contributors
[2]https://github.com/w3c/did-core/graphs/contributors

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Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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