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Re: Outcome of Credentials presentation at Web Payments IG / W3C TPAC

From: Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 04:47:17 +0800
Message-ID: <CAM7BtUpXsSnJB1t68wuYjCxU8B7MQVyirCb1B9u+p1w4wEvqig@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
+1 to all! :)


On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 4:40 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>

> On 27 October 2015 at 16:13, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Overall, there is some good news wrt. Credentials from W3C TPAC.
>> The Credentials presentation was allotted 45 minutes during the Web
>> Payments Interest Group face-to-face meeting at the W3C Technical
>> Plenary (W3C TPAC) this week.
>> The tenor of the conversation this time around was much more positive
>> (with a number of people expressing reservations, but not objecting to
>> an attempt to formulate a properly scoped Working Group charter). The
>> group motioned to extend the time to discuss credentials to double the
>> time allotted (for the 8+ presentations, we were unique in generating
>> such a massive amount of discussion - mostly positive).
>> The bottom line is that the Web Payments Interest Group thinks that
>> Credentials are a high priority and that we should start gathering
>> supporting material together to write a draft working group charter.
>> Some of this supporting material that we're missing is an explanation
>> around why OpenID Connect, SAML, and a variety of the other technologies
>> don't work for our use cases. In other words, we have to justify what
>> makes this work different from everything else that has come before it.
>> The W3C staff were largely supportive of the initiative now, as were
>> many of the Web Payments IG members. The group has asked me to champion
>> the creation of a plan to start a Credentials WG and propose it to the
>> Web Payments Interest Group for approval in the next couple of weeks.
>> Note that this is a better outcome than we had hoped for, so when we get
>> back from W3C TPAC, it'll be time for the Credentials CG to hunker down
>> and work on getting a plan to form a Credentials WG formulated quickly.
> Congrats!
> In a nutshell, OpenID Connect and SAML dont fully support HTTP identifiers
> and the most recent W3C web standards.  They have been useful in many
> scenarios, but the web needs something more.
>> -- manu
>> --
>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
>> http://blog.meritora.com/launch/
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