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

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:21:24 +0900
Message-ID: <CAOk_reFERWJSbn3CPQH08=zZYFMj0iQ85pv2hiMTL94Se7JbAw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com>
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Very exciting!  I can't wait to work on this!

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 5:47 AM, Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 to all! :)
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> p.
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> On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 4:40 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com
> > wrote:
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>> 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/
>>>
>>>
>>
>


-- 
Shane McCarron
Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 23:21:54 UTC

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