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Re: Promise App

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:07:05 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_+6ruqCrTJOCCuCudVOOo3bJ9z_QNPLWO+vxMHxpAtB5Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michiel de Jong <michiel@ripple.com>
Cc: Andrew Bransford Brown <andrewbb@gmail.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
> Maybe it's worth creating a separate mailing list that discusses topics
more around 'Conversations for Action' (promises, offers, etc.), and keep
this mailing list strictly about Interledger?

Not a bad idea. I am surprised by the lack of coherence around standards
for "smart contracts" and this probably fits in that category. Do any of
the other W3C folk on this list know of any CGs addressing this kind of
thing?

On 18 April 2017 at 10:58, Michiel de Jong <michiel@ripple.com> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
>
> Thanks for your post - I totally agree with you that it's important to
> understand the terminology around 'promise', 'want', 'offer', 'terms', and
> 'counter' that lead up to a payment.
>
> However, this community group was created for discussing Interledger, and
> its scope is therefore limited to payments, and the ledger transfers
> involved in making these payments work across ledgers (hence the name
> "inter"-"ledger").
>
> 'Why' a payment occurs, 'how' the two parties agreed on the payment
> amount, 'what' service or goods the payment is for, and even whether it's
> an up-front payment (creating a debt) or an afterwards payment (resolving a
> debt), is out of scope.
>
> I recently added a glossary to the RFCs repo, which might be of interest:
> https://github.com/interledger/rfcs/blob/master/
> 0019-glossary/0019-glossary.md
> <https://github..com/interledger/rfcs/blob/master/0019-glossary/0019-glossary.md>
> - as you can see, it only discusses terminology surrounding Interledger
> payments.
>
> Do you think Interledger should describe more than just payments?
> Personally, I think it would make the scope to broad.
>
> Maybe it's worth creating a separate mailing list that discusses topics
> more around 'Conversations for Action' (promises, offers, etc.), and keep
> this mailing list strictly about Interledger?
>
> What do others think?
>
>
> Cheers,
> Michiel.
>
> On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:18 AM, Andrew Bransford Brown <
> andrewbb@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Understanding adversarial contract disputes and resolution:
>> http://34.208.7.206/ContractsPage.aspx
>>
>>
>>
>
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