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Re: Proof of Concept: Identity Credentials Login

From: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:47:18 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKcXiSp84Rf1xDKXypmFZ-yLt5tPodj6UAYhmc2h4C9sytvA3A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
RE: "The Identity Credentials spec is released under the W3C Community
License because we're not claiming any IP on the solution."


Sorry to be a nit-picker on this other tangential detail, but I just
wanted to clarify that the holder of copyright title hold the right to
place such as work under a licence. Free/libre/open licensing IS an
assertion of Intellectual Provenance (IP) rights. They are not opposed
concepts.


Joseph

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> On 06/10/2014 10:29 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>
>> Being on Github doesn't make something an open standard. Basically,
>> Open Source != Open Standard.
>
>
> I don't think anyone has claimed that being on Github makes anything an
> open standard. The implementation is open source because we wanted
> people to see and understand how it works. The Identity Credentials spec
> is released under the W3C Community License because we're not claiming
> any IP on the solution.
>
> These two things help when you're trying to create an open standard, and
> while they're not required, it makes the act of going through the W3C
> standardization process much smoother.
>
> -- manu
>
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
> http://blog.meritora.com/launch/
>



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