Canonical serialization is pretty important for cryptographic message signing. Canonical CBOR is closest to a standard, but its in a pretty bad shape:
- FIDO2 aims to use their own version and not the one defined in the RFC:
- A bunch of libraries use different ordering: JS `cbor`/`borc` and Rust `serde_cbor` with only the last one making any claims related to canonicality.

Our first project, Mangrove, offers an alternative architecture for reviews and recommendations: we disentangle the data layer from the layer of value adding services, and thus enable reviews provided by people to be a commons, freely available to all.

See here our proposed standard for the open data set, and share with us what you think:

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