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Re: [saag] Liking Linkability

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:46:01 -0400
Message-ID: <50854E19.4030709@openlinksw.com>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
CC: Ben Laurie <benl@google.com>, nathan@webr3.org, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, Ben Laurie <ben@links.org>, "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>, Sam Hartman <hartmans-ietf@mit.edu>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
On 10/22/12 8:50 AM, Harry Halpin wrote:
> Again, I think a good approach towards WebID CG is to say "Here is 
> what use-cases its good at (you control a URI, you like FOAF and the 
> SemWeb, you want a public profile), here's what use-cases its not good 
> at or specialized at (linkability, UI, etc.)" rather than attempt to 
> paint WebID as a silver bullet across as many mailing lists as 
> possible. Realistically, most standards and techniques have 
> trade-offs. Whether or not industry or users agree with your 
> particular trade-offs determines the success of the standard in my 
> experience.

I've encouraged anyone that will listen not to pain WebID as a silver 
bullet. It's a critical piece of the picture, but not the entire picture.
> Good luck! Again, there's some good ideas in WebID, there's some ideas 
> that I personally think are good (stronger authentication) but 
> unlikely to be adopted by industry (such as FOAF), open problems 
> (multiple devices) and there's some ideas I don't personally agree 
> with (approach of WebID to linkability and URIs) but happy to see 
> other people use if they if they have different use-cases. 

I think we are reaching a critical beachead with Ben. I am also 
confident WebID IG and RWW community groups will be encouraged by this 
beachead. Ultimately, I am even confident that we are going to solve 
this problem.

As I said, all we need to do is just get a long and process feedback. 
Live demonstrations (where possible) should always be used to 
substantiate claims. We do that, and as I said, we are going to solve 
this problem :-)



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