[OpenID-Specs-eKYC-IDA] place_of_birth vs. birthplace

Torsten Lodderstedt torsten at lodderstedt.net
Wed Feb 19 16:20:05 UTC 2020

Hi all, 

we haven an open ticket (https://bitbucket.org/openid/ekyc-ida/issues/1119/place_of_birth-birthplace) and an open PR (https://bitbucket.org/openid/ekyc-ida/pull-requests/3) to change the name of the claim place_of_birth to birthplace. 

From the discussions in the recent WG calls I perceive a tendency to not do this change for the following reasons:

- it’s a breaking change. Given there are real implementations of OIDC4IDA out in the wild, this will require really compelling reasons and a concept for version management (which we do not have now).
- A comparison with the terminology used by ICAO 93.3 (part 3) - basis for representation of data at/in official travel documents - revealed that ICAO uses place of birth.

I would like to get your opinion on how to proceed.

What do you think? Shall we (1) close the ticket and PR OR shall we (2) perform the change. 

thanks in advance,

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