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Re: Web Payments IG approves Verifiable Claims to proceed to W3C Management

From: Arie Y LEVY COHEN <arielevycohen@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 18:15:20 -0400
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>
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To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
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> On Jul 4, 2016, at 1:31 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> The Web Payments Interest Group met last week at MIT in Boston to
> determine if they wanted to proceed with the Verifiable Claims work.
> While the minutes of those meetings won't be made public for the next
> week or two, W3C Staff noted that we can share the general outcome of
> the decision.
> 
> The decision was almost unanimous to progress the Verifiable Claims
> proposal to W3C Management. Hooray! Congratulations to everyone involved
> as this is a major step forward.
> 
> There were, however, three dissenting positions that we should take very
> seriously and discuss in depth over the next few weeks. The telecon for
> this week is canceled because many of us are at the Web Payments Working
> Group face-to-face meeting in London this week. So, the rest of this
> email will attempt to outline general next steps and specific work items
> for the group.
> 
> The anticipated next steps at W3C are:
> 
> 1. A modified charter is negotiated with W3C Management and the
>   dissenting organizations.
> 2. Once we have consensus among all organizations involved, the
>   expectation is that the modified charter and proposal will be put
>   forward to W3C membership for a vote. The timeline for this is
>   unknown at this point.
> 3. We will most likely attempt to have a Verifiable Claims
>   face-to-face meeting at W3C TPAC 2016, but have not sorted out
>   those details yet: https://www.w3.org/2016/09/TPAC/
> 
> We know of the following modification requests to the charter:
> 
> 1. Constrain the charter to Education only.
> 2. Demonstrate that the charter is not competitive to JSON Object
>   Signing and Encryption Web Tokens (JOSE JWT).
> 3. Remove or greatly narrow the overarching problem statement
>   about self-sovereign ecosystem and goals from the charter.
> 
> The anticipated next steps for the Verifiable Claims Task Force and
> Credentials Community Group are:
> 
> 1. Determine if we want to constrain the charter to Education only.
> 2. Update the Data Model and Representations specification to clearly
>   demonstrate that this technology is not competitive to JOSE/JWT.
> 3. Determine if we want to modify the problem statement and
>   charter goals.
> 4. Plan our first face-to-face meeting, possibly at W3C TPAC in
>   Lisbon at the end of September.
> 
> W3C Staff are currently drafting changes that they think would result in
> consensus. Once we have those suggestions in hand, and once we've talked
> with the dissenting organizations, we'll be able to have a better idea
> about timeline.
> 
> The next Verifiable Claims telecon will be Tuesday, July 12th at 11am
> ET. Dial in details can be found here:
> 
> https://w3c.github.io/vctf/#telecons
> 
> -- manu
> 
> -- 
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
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> http://manu.sporny.org/2016/browser-api-incubation-antipattern/
> 
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