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Re: I'm probably just worrying again

From: Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin <snorre@diwala.io>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2022 10:24:28 +0300
Message-ID: <CAE8zwO3_+RJ7BdpOyR6YZNkhvNrpQdni6M8LbXCbgq5m+kP8+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wayne Chang <wayne@spruceid.com>
Cc: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, interop-wg@lists.identity.foundation
Go for it! :D Also remember, sharing helps the process more than sitting in
a cave doing it all by oneself.
But if we can more quickly agree on if something is a match when exchanging
and connecting agents, as Wayne talks about, I think we can increase the
possibility for interoperability.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2022 at 2:20 AM Wayne Chang <wayne@spruceid.com> wrote:

> I think category theory has a lot to offer when welded with knowledge
> graphs like those expressed in RDF. It could result in safer and more
> convenient ways to handle data with semantics, or even negotiating
> supported crypto suites/data integrity systems via type systems. Then you
> can prove that two things can plug together before trying it.
> https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281367586_A_Category_Theoretic_Model_of_RDF_Ontology
> ^ I just skimmed this but the parallels already seem pretty cool.
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 16:11 Wayne Chang <wayne@spruceid.com> wrote:
>> Yes, I think that’s great Brent, but also please don’t make people learn
>> what monads are just to compare two JSON API outputs. Would be excited to
>> review any of your developments here.
>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 15:02 Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I think I know the answer to this, and may have no reason to share this
>>> publicly. Perhaps it is good though that I reveal a background process that
>>> has continually plagued me since I was exposed to an interesting group of
>>> people about 2 years ago.
>>> If I find a way to use abstract math to improve interoperability, is
>>> that okay? Even if it did help, it is possible that it could add to the
>>> burden to developers (as I've derived from outside conversations).
>>> This exploration is something at least that I am likely to continue with
>>> on my own. I did take on a more official role. Listening, moderating, and
>>> facilitating is probably the primary focus. I don't see a reason why I
>>> should stop my explorations, but I do see something wrong with insisting
>>> that my compass spawned by my fuzzy thoughts or impressionability is the
>>> only way to go.
>>> -Brent Shambaugh


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