This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.
Does this service more properly support a USER rather than a PERSON? Specifically, might Bamboo services model PERSONs who are authors or artists (Shakespeare, Rembrandt); subjects in paintings or written texts (Rembrandt, Hamlet); scholars of interest who may not utilize Bamboo services or environments (Harold Bloom, M. H. Abrams, Stephen Greenblatt); or mythological or historical figures (Odin, King Arthur, Anne Boleyn) – and create identifiers for them too – and model users with Bamboo Identifiers (modeled by this service) as a "subclass" of Person? (contributed by Patrick Schmitz, UC Berkeley, 4 Jan 2011)
As initially conceived, the Person service (this service) will offer thin functionality. What are the downsides or risks of exposing only thin functionality – query and return using identifiers that will, in some or many cases, be opaque to humans – from this service, and offering richer search functionality is a service other than "Person," i.e., in Person Profile?