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Success! Web Payments IG approves Verifiable Claims next steps

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 03:13:37 -0500
Message-ID: <56CC14B1.7050804@digitalbazaar.com>
To: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hi folks,

As many of you know, the Web Payments Interest Group meeting had an item
on its agenda today about whether or not to approve continuing the work
on verifiable claims by drafting a charter and a set of minimal use
cases for circulation among the W3C membership and potential new W3C
members. A positive vote would see our work go to the next stage, a
negative vote would have set us back a year or more. So, the stakes were
pretty high for today.

It was a nail-biter, lots of discussion and negotiation around
verifiable claims throughout the entire day. It felt like it wasn't
going to happen when we went into the voting stage.

The final vote was initiated during the last 60 seconds of the Web
Payments Interest Group meeting. The final vote was something like 20 to
0 with a handful of people abstaining. We did it!

Thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! It was really great
to see everyone's hard work pay off in the end.

We're on to the next leg of the process - drafting a charter and set of
minimal use cases and socializing that among the people that might join
the work (and the people that might oppose the work). We have roughly 2
weeks to prep something to circulate at the W3C Advisory Committee
Meeting at the end of March, so we're going to have to roll up our
sleeves and put in some solid work starting next Tuesday.

But first - make sure to celebrate - this is really great news!

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Identity Credentials and Web Login
Received on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 08:14:06 UTC

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