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Re: new WebID spec out

From: Iker Huerga <iker.huerga@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:21:27 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJ=Mb+8YM+3ipPoQXYU_Zewhf8dQFhCz+NBcFO7kTG7zATKAEA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Great job guys!!

Huge +1 for adoption of WebID Protocol


2011/12/12 Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>

> Hi,
>   After some very serious feedback we have spent a lot of time in the past
> two months
> rewriting the WebID Authentication spec. It is now a lot clearer to read I
> hope.
> This must be the first authentication specification that puts linked data
> at its core.
> This is very clear in the spec and should be very exciting for this whole
> community. Linked
> data brings some very important things to the table that no other
> authentication protocol
> has been able to get at because of their not understanding these
> principles!
> More here:
>  http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/spec/
>  http://webdi.info/spec
> So this group is about linking OPEN data, and you may think: "if we ask
> people to authenticate
> then it would be because we have something to protect, something to
> close!" Well not necessarily:
> you could use authentication to be even more open. If you think about it
> most web sites are read
> only because you can't trust everyone on the web to to be well behaved.
> But you could use friend
> of friends circles to give authorization to write to much larger audiences
> than before.
> Also WebID authentication could be used to allow robots to authenticate
> very easily without having
> them need to learn some complex protocol - every robot understands https.
> Finally with WebID you can put your whole site behind https which means
> that all the man-in-the-middle
> attacks  which would changing your data en route to its destination can be
> foiled.
>  We all look forward to some feedback, implementation experiences and
> questions,
>        Sincerely,
>        Henry Story
> WebID Incubator Chair
> http://bblfish.net/

Iker Huerga
Received on Monday, 12 December 2011 22:28:09 UTC

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