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Re: Getting Serious about WebID Bootstrap

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:29:46 +0200
Cc: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
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To: j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at
very nice! 

On 28 Sep 2012, at 14:23, Jürgen Jakobitsch <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at> wrote:

> +1
> 
> 
> i'd also encourage people in the community at this opportunity 
> to use the technology we're preaching it to be the non-plus-ultra.
> 
> especially with sioc, skos and foaf you can more or less do any page you
> want, there's no need for wordpress, drupal and the like.
> 
> check out what happens with this sample page [1] with firefox and
> firebug (or whatever) to see all the requests and whats going on
> (=sparql + template). 
> 
> [1] http://business.turnguard.com/html/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 2012-09-28 at 07:36 -0400, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> All,
>> 
>> Bootstrapping anything on the Web requires technology implementer to use 
>> (dog-food) whatever technology they seek to promote to others. Thus, I 
>> would like to encourage every participant in the RWW and WebID community 
>> groups to make a best-effort to start signing emails, moving forward.
>> 
>> Naturally, these emails should be signed using an WebID watermarked 
>> X.509 certificate. Certificate generation choices include:
>> 
>> 1. Native generators that come with your desktop OS -- Mac OS X, 
>> Windows, and Linux all include such a utility
>> 2. Certificate generators from WebID IdPs -- I have a list here: 
>> http://delicious.com/kidehen/webid+webid_idp (ping me if you have a 
>> generator that's unlisted) .
>> 
>> Over the last year or so, I've written a number of how-to guides [1] 
>> covering how to sign emails across all the major native email clients.
>> 
>> Once again, if we don't sign our emails we loose a simple opportunity to 
>> showcase the utility of WebIDs and the WebID authentication protocol. 
>> Being able to follow-your-nose from a WebID that watermarks an email 
>> senders certificate is a very simple utility showcase for both WebID and 
>> Linked Data.
>> 
>> We can do this!
>> 
>> Links:
>> 
>> 1. http://bit.ly/VTnxzz -- collection of G+ hosted howtos (for all the 
>> major native email clients) covering how to digitally sign emails .
>> 
> 
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