Okay everyone, if you want to see the new standard I'm working on (Linked Data Capabilities) it's available here: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/ld-ocap/
I tried to include a gentle introduction-by-narrative-example, which I think was also very helpful in ActivityPub.
Very interested in feedback if you have it!
@cwebber Yush, I started reading it. Thanks!
*should send feedback tomorrow.*
@cwebber I think the narrative example is great! It would also help me as a reader/reviewer to see examples of where this would be used today/tomorrow, i.e. not just the abstract car example, but a currently-implementable use case. Some standards folks write separate "explainer" docs, which can be very helpful.
@npd Yeah... here are two use cases:
- Imagine you wanted to allow someone on another ActivityPub server to be able to help curate a collection of images / movies you have. You could hand them a capability to do that.
- There's an interesting "cloud file storage service" example in the Rebooting Web of Trust paper this derives from
- Updating key material in DIDs
And a whole lot more!
@cwebber this is very interesting. I'm not sure how it could model things like delegating authority in shared documents / desktops, but it feels like it could be useful for that.
@zatnosk @cwebber Yeah, they've had a lot of adventures over the years, separately and together. Some of it is definitely fan fiction. http://projects.csail.mit.edu/gsb/archives/gsb-msg00124.html
@cwebber I feel I have a much better understanding from the introduction of this paper than I got from its predecessor, so nice work!
I'm not sure this is a good fit for the specific thing I was trying to ask you about the other day, but I'll have to think on it and pester you when I'm less sleepy.
For many general uses this seems very useful! I look forward to seeing more complete drafts.
Identity seems hard, as always; more words on that might be in order?