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Re: WebID teleconf, Friday 30 Nov

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:32:57 -0500
Message-ID: <50B7FEB9.9090209@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 11/29/12 7:25 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> On 29 Nov 2012, at 22:11, Nathan <nathan@webr3.org> wrote:
>> Henry Story wrote:
>>> - Cleaning up the arguments for Hash ( removing irrelevant ones, organising others,
>>>   standardising language, shortening to essential the points )
>>>   http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/wiki/WebID_Definition/hash
>> Good idea, but I'd suggest making a new wiki page for it and leaving the working one with everybody's input as is.
> Wikis are there to be edited, and the history of the wiki
> is always there to be gone back to. We can link to the current
> version of the wiki ( which will always be available ) from the
> top as the page as the point where we started a communal exercise
> of bringing things together.
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/wiki/index.php?title=WebID_Definition/hash&oldid=501
> I think everyone has had time to put their arguments up, and they
> are mostly  very good. Good enough in  any case that I can see that
> there are good points on every side, and I am not clear what the outcome
> should be.
> Some people may also have been convinced by the responses to the
> arguments, and perhaps feel that they want to remove their initial
> points. We could move those to a different section.
> But the aim of the exercise is to bring this debate to a closure.
> One part of this is to remove the egos from the arguments so that we can
> all look at them dispassionately. We should not see this as
> one team arguing against another team, but see how the arguments
> function in and of themselves.
> So now that everyone has had time to add their ideas, we can now start
> to work on making more sense of the arguments.
> Henry
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/

The bottom line is that we have to make a decision based on clear goals. 
As I see them, the goals are as follows:

1. Maximum interoperability
2. Ease of implementation.

#1 might imply many implementation paths which some might find 

#2 might imply many implementations that fail with regards to 
interoperability thereby making them:

1. Silos
2. Politiccal FUD friendly.

As with all things about the Web (due to its underlying architecture and 
design principles), these matters are "deceptively simple".



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