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Re: PaySwarm Alpha 3 released

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:23:22 -0400
Message-ID: <5025DE3A.8080500@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 08/10/2012 10:40 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> licenseService - this is a service that PaySwarm clients can use to 
> retrieve license information. Without getting into the details, 
> generating the proper cryptographic hashes for licenses is not very 
> straight forward, so we expose a service that offloads that work to 
> PaySwarm Authorities.

Woops, this is totally wrong. The license service exists so that
PaySwarm clients don't have to implement an RDFa processor to extract
licenses from websites. We didn't want to place the burden of having an
RDFa processor in all PaySwarm client implementations. So, this is a
helper REST API that a PaySwarm client would call if it needs to get the
Linked Data associated with a particular license.

In PaySwarm, licenses are template files that are capable of having bits
and pieces of the license filled out with variable information at the
time of sale. For example, a set of serial numbers that a fabricator can
use/embed in additive manufacturing (3D printing)... or the maximum
number of allowable copies, the time period for a particular grant in
the license, etc.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Which is better - RDFa Lite or Microdata?
Received on Saturday, 11 August 2012 04:23:51 UTC

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