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Re: WebID-DHT

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2016 10:04:25 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok316tysLXXGYj7ny1pr9A2z57GVVO_kOKp0UT9yhEiMLA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>
On Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at 17:11 Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:

> On 3 Jun 2016, at 07:51, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> What about extending the WebID undertaking to look at WebID-DHT - or
> webDHT within the WebID group.
>
>
> As I understand the method of uising DHTs URLs for the keys is compatible
> with  WebID, and even
> WebID-TLS. Actually I have looked at the different ways it can be made
> compatible with LDP
>
>   https://github.com/read-write-web/SoLiD/wiki/Storing-an-Apps-Public-Key
>
> It would of course make implementations easier if the crypto ontologies
> were agreed on in a wider
> community and standardised, though of course this is opposed by the usual
> people in the W3C.
> Still with the Blockchain workshop coming up we may soon have a lot more
> cryptographers on board.
>
> Henry
>
> I think if a DHT chain was distributed within a social-context, it may be
possible to produce something that has the same level of decentralised
trust to block-chain alternatives.

point here, is to use human agreements rather than machine based ones to
produce the WoT method.

>
> TimH.
>
>
>
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