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Re: Should WebIDs denote people or accounts?

From: Seth Russell <russell.seth@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 10:59:13 -0700
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To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
I think an Account is an Agent operated by some Entity (like Facebook,
Google, Bank, etc)  in service to some Persona.  The Persona agent must
authenticate or identify itself to the Account agent.  So it would would be
confusing, should be accept that ontology, to confuse "Account" with
"Persona" ... er at least confusing to me.


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On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 5:14 AM, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

>  (replying to messages from myself, Andrei, and Melvin)
> Andrei, you're making me see I jumped to a conclusion about personas.
> We started this thread with the distinction between Person and Account,
> and then when TimBL's email about personas was brought in I just assumed
> personas and accounts were the same thing.   But of course they don't have
> to be, and computers treating them as the same thing is a little clumsy.
> It might be nicer if computers had a separate notion of Persona....
> Maybe that's that's too complicated, though.
> I don't think it works to equate Person=Persona, as you've done above,
> though.  That would mean that a human being could only ever have one
> persona, and the whole point of the persona concept is to allow someone to
> have several of them.
> I'll try to just stick with "account".
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