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Re: Success! Web Payments IG approves Verifiable Claims next steps

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:27:59 +0000
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DA803CE1-323A-4DE3-BC57-5AE9861837D5@bblfish.net>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>

> On 23 Feb 2016, at 08:13, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> 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!

Wow! A Landslide.

That's a proof that when you go into battle well prepared your chances of
getting out the other side are much higher. :-)

> 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
> http://manu.sporny.org/2014/identity-credentials/
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