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Re: Negative press related to DIDs and VCs

From: Ted Thibodeau Jr <tthibodeau@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:49:17 -0400
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C DID Working Group <public-did-wg@w3.org>, W3C Verifiable Credentials Working Group <public-vc-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <27E8B387-21AF-4310-B9DF-FFF2C50C17B9@openlinksw.com>
To: Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>

On Jun 29, 2021, at 10:38 AM, Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm> wrote:
> 
> It seems that the tweet has since been deleted. This is what it said:
> 
> https://web.archive.org/web/20210628205159/https://twitter.com/harryhalpin/status/1409615372538548227
> 
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2021, at 9:15 AM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> Just drawing your attention towards this:
>> 
>> https://twitter.com/harryhalpin/status/140961537
>> 
>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2021May/0177.html
>> 
>> These are things that I would expect we would normally just ignore, but I've received a number of private emails over the tweet above from various decision making parties inside the EU requesting that we respond publicly to theses sorts of accusations.
>> 
>> The accusations are being taken seriously by some because Harry Halpin is ex-W3C staff. Also note that he his company is developing "competing technology" to DIDs and VCs.
>> 
>> Just raising awareness here as Harry's campaign is having a negative effect on adoption of VCs and DIDs.
>> 
>> -- manu
>> 
>> -- 
>> Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> News: Digital Bazaar Announces New Case Studies (2021)
>> https://www.digitalbazaar.com/


The original tweet was not deleted; its URI was truncated
from this (which works) --

https://twitter.com/harryhalpin/status/1409615372538548227

Also, it was not the only nor the first related tweet emanating 
from Harry --

https://twitter.com/search?q=W3C%20(DID%20OR%20%22Verifiable%20Credentials%22%20OR%20VCs)%20(from%3Aharryhalpin)&src=typed_query&f=live

Nor has he limited his commentary to Twitter --

https://www.google.com/search?q=W3C+(DID+OR+%22Verifiable+Credentials%22+OR+VCs)+%22harry+halpin%22

I hope this is helpful.

Ted
Received on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:49:42 UTC

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