[WG-UMA] NYT Article on Personal Data Access
eve at xmlgrrl.com
Mon Jul 19 13:13:04 EDT 2010
(What a plum placement for Bynamite, huh?) Attracting attention to our effort makes sense, and I believe we're far along enough in our work to withstand the scrutiny. We're not really the same thing as a business startup, and we definitely benefit from interested others jumping in to help. I actually commented on Esther Dyson's Huffington Post commentary on this article, intending to drum up interest; we'll see what happens:
BTW, I consider it a good, if complicating, sign that there is implementation work that is getting ahead of our spec work. It means we're *doing* implementation work, and it's informing our spec work. :-) That said, I would very much like to put a priority on a suite of specs that is consistent and complete even if subject to change, is available from a single place, and has implementations that match it relatively closely. To that end -- you knew this was coming! -- I'm sure Christian will accept all offers of assistance on spec tasks...
On 19 Jul 2010, at 9:50 AM, Iain Henderson wrote:
> I can probably land the story with the right people at The Guardian when we are ready. They are very switched on to this subject area.
> On 19 Jul 2010, at 17:41, J. Trent Adams wrote:
>> Charles -
>> I totally agree with you about not wanting to get ahead of ourselves.
>> On the flip side, though, I think we should alert folks that this work
>> is in progress. Assuming that people are starting to dip their toes in
>> this water, I'd like them to wade our direction (as opposed to spending
>> time crafting up something else).
>> IMO, if we identify a couple of journalists with clue, we should be able
>> to clarify the status so as not to over-promise our current status.
>> This is a long game, and slowly ramping up reasonable influencers should
>> - Trent
>> Charles Andres wrote:
>>> Thanks, Maciej --
>>> It's the 'spec has been changing' that worries me. If I am running a
>>> business, I want some level of stability ahead of building and
>>> distributing my dependent product. Otherwise, it's still too early.
>>> Yours from the bleeding edge ;-)
>>> - Charles
>>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Maciej Machulak
>>> <m.p.machulak at newcastle.ac.uk <mailto:m.p.machulak at newcastle.ac.uk>>
>>> Here at the SMART project we are working hard to turn the PoC code
>>> to a proper usable library. It will be open source and we're
>>> trying our best to make it available as soon as possible. Please
>>> note, however, that the specification has been changing in quite a
>>> few places and once it's more stable our progress should be more
>>> From: wg-uma-bounces at kantarainitiative.org
>>> <mailto:wg-uma-bounces at kantarainitiative.org>
>>> [wg-uma-bounces at kantarainitiative.org
>>> <mailto:wg-uma-bounces at kantarainitiative.org>] On Behalf Of
>>> Charles Andres [andres.charles at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:andres.charles at gmail.com>]
>>> Sent: 19 July 2010 17:07
>>> To: J. Trent Adams
>>> Cc: WG UMA
>>> Subject: Re: [WG-UMA] NYT Article on Personal Data Access
>>> If I were building a Bynamite-like service, is there an UMA
>>> implementation I could use today as a coding starting point?
>>> We are certainly going to see more user managed data
>>> sites/services emerging as a statisticallly significant portion
>>> of early adopters start doing this for real.
>>> At what point do you want to make UMA's model public? Are there
>>> any toolkits or APIs yet?
>>> This is all about managing expectations.
>>> - Charles
>>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:39 AM, J. Trent Adams
>>> <jtrentadams at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:jtrentadams at gmail.com><mailto:jtrentadams at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:jtrentadams at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>>> All -
>>> Even though this article reads more like an advert for
>>> Bynamite.com, it
>>> looks like the way is being paved for UMA to make its case to the
>>> I wonder if it makes sense to start picking some reasonable
>>> to begin briefing on the work? If so, this sounds like something
>>> to ask
>>> the Kantara Marketing Committee for assistance.
>>> - Trent
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