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Re: Chartering work has started for a Linked Data Signature Working Group @W3C

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 16:08:44 +0200
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <20210527140844.GG23721@w3.org>
I created a half-assed (UI-wise) but I think cryptographically sound
demo where you get to plug in your own document and proof structure.


Help/suggestions appreciated. Help with bugs like
actively solicited.

On Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 12:20:58PM +0200, Ivan Herman wrote:
> Dear all,
> the W3C has started to work on a Working Group charter for Linked Data Signatures:
>     https://w3c.github.io/lds-wg-charter/index.html
> The work proposed in this Working Group includes Linked Data Canonicalization, as well as algorithms and vocabularies for encoding digital proofs, such as digital signatures, and with that secure information expressed in serializations such as JSON-LD, TriG, and N-Quads.
> The need for Linked Data canonicalization, digest, or signature has been known for a very long time, but it is only in recent years that research and development has resulted in mathematical algorithms and related implementations that are on the maturity level for a Web Standard. A separate explainer document:
>    https://w3c.github.io/lds-wg-charter/explainer.html
> provides some background, as well as a small set of use cases.
> The W3C Credentials Community Group[1,2] has been instrumental in the work leading to this charter proposal, not the least due to its work on Verifiable Credentials and with recent applications and development on, e.g., vaccination passports using those technologies.
> It must be emphasized, however, that this work is not bound to a specific application area or serialization. There are numerous use cases in Linked Data, like the publication of biological and pharmaceutical data, consumption of mission critical RDF vocabularies, and others, that depend on the ability to verify the authenticity and integrity of the data being consumed. This Working Group aims at covering all those, and we hope to involve the Linked Data Community at large in the elaboration of the final charter proposal.
> We welcome your general expressions of interest and support. If you wish to make your comments public, please use GitHub issues:
>    https://github.com/w3c/lds-wg-charter/issues
> A formal W3C Advisory Committee Review for this charter is expected in about six weeks.
> [1] https://www.w3.org/community/credentials/
> [2] https://w3c-ccg.github.io/
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