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Summary

  • Identifiers with naming for non-NYM ledger objects
  • Serialization formats - use JSON?

Recording from the call: 20210406 Indy DID Method Specification Call Recording

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Agreed Upon:

  • See HackMD Document for most of what we have discussed

Online Discussion (from RocketChat this week)

  • Serialization formats

This Week's Discussion:

  • JSON vs. JSON-LD
    • Here's a google doc that captures my thinking. I am not so emotionally or intellectually caught up in my own perspective here that I will balk if I am out-voted, but I would appreciate knowing that a thoughtful discussion about it occurred before a decision was made.
  • The "close-to-finished" DID Method Spec – please review
    • Perhaps not close to finished – doesn't talk about other objects yet – the conversation above 
    • At risk – DNR/DND, KERI

Future Discussions:

  • DNR and DND discussions
    • To find networks we will require at least the first and perhaps the second of these approaches, while the rest are suggested:
      • Config files for one or more known networks
      • A mechanism for a ledger operator to register discovery information for other ledgers (aka "human gossip")
        • A DID/DIDDoc on a ledger will contain cross-registry information
        • A mechanism is needed for finding the DID(s) that contain the registrations – ideas have been put forward - a DID Name Directory (DND) is the likely approach.
        • Document about the DND and DNR records
      • Decentralized registries based on verifiable credentials
      • Other registry mechanisms, such as the DDNR proposal
      • The DID Method Spec will include a reference to a repo (likely) "indy-did-networks" within Hyperledger that will be a lightly managed, structured repository of folders per Indy network with at least the config file(s) for the networks. Use of the repo is voluntary, but provides a convenient way for networks to publish information about the network. Maintainers will be selected from the community and should exhibit a light hand in accepting PRs, being concerned mainly with structure of the data (not content) and that contributors are not being malicious about updating the information of other network operators. The Hyperledger governance structure may be used for disputes as appropriate. This is not a replacement for the Governance that a specific network should implement.