Advance Notice: Working in progress on a Decentralized Identifier (DID) Working Group Charter


This is an advance notice that the W3C Team is currently working on a 
new charter[1] for the Decentralized Identifier (DID) Working Group, 
with a primary mission to maintain the DID Core Specification[2].

The charter of the current DID Working Group[3] expires in September. 
The Working Group has recently submitted a Proposed Recommendation for 
the DID Specification, and expects to advance it to Recommendation in 
September, which will complete the group's main deliverable as described 
in the current charter.

The proposed renewed DID Working Group is chartered to handle errata and 
minor changes for the DID Core specification as well as for a number of 
Working Group Notes that the group has published. Possible modifications 
of the Recommendation will not be substantial. Class 4 level changes[4] 
are explicitly out of scope for the new Working Group.

The draft charter is at:

We welcome input and feedback on the draft charter in the GitHub 
repository, where feedback is public:

W3C Members may also discuss on the member-confidential mailing list 

If you should have any questions or need further information, please 
feel free to contact Ivan Herman <>.

A formal Advisory Committee Review for this charter is expected in about 
four weeks.

This announcement follows section 5.2.2 of the Process Document:

For Tim Berners-Lee, Director,
Wendy Seltzer, W3C Strategy Lead;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications


Received on Thursday, 19 August 2021 03:29:45 UTC