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

From: Stuart Sutton <sasutton@dublincore.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:54:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CAK74qRueCwuWwSHbBjytJPJZk=TjQ5fOROSGKq=teRV96QkPFQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>
Cc: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>
My congrats as well on the accomplishment, Manu (and everyone else who did
the real work).

While I have both feet in the education/training vertical (when wearing a
non-member, CTI hat), a good deal of the attractiveness to DCMI of the
Credentials Community/VCTF work is that it bridges all verticals. While I
have little doubt that a solution that satisfies education would just as
likely bridge, I'm not sure whether the work would be perceived that way
beyond the education vertical if the narrative narrows.

Stuart

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM, Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io> wrote:

> I am reasonably certain that what was meant by 'education' was the
> Education Industry as a vertical that requires verifiable claims.  Clearly
> while we could limit the charter to addressing problems in that space,
> there are many other industries that would benefit from claims (see the
> ID2020 data, the use case document, etc.)
>
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Timothy Holborn <
> timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Also,
>>
>> We need a clear definition of 'education'.
>> IE:
>>
>> To Educate W3C related stakeholders about a set of specified
>> methodologies that may be used to define a verifiable claims ecosystem for
>> a plurality of applications.
>>
>> arguably stakeholders are any human who depends upon or is influenced by
>> web use and the application of related technologies via various business
>> systems models.
>>
>> Perhaps they had a different view of the term 'education'?  therein
>> referring back to the prior request outlined here [1]
>>
>> Tim.H.
>> [1]
>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2016Jul/0005.html
>>
>> On Tue, 5 Jul 2016 at 11:06 Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Is it possible that those providing objection provide a 1 - 2 pager,
>>> each, outlining their concerns and understandings more broadly driving
>>> their decision making processes and subsequent directions to us.
>>>
>>> It is important we understand the point of view of these stakeholders in
>>> a comprehensive fashion as to ensure we act in a manner supported by what
>>> might be considered a reasonable request for due-diligence.
>>>
>>> This in-turn would empower us to improve what we do for smooth
>>> development into the future, including but not exclusive to, any further
>>> processing required by said stakeholders and us fully understanding their
>>> expectations, beliefs and underlying considerations.
>>>
>>> I hope this is not too onerous on any party.
>>>
>>> Again, congratulations and great work...
>>>
>>> Tim Holborn.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 5 Jul 2016, 3:32 AM 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)
>>>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>>>> blog: The Web Browser API Incubation Anti-Pattern
>>>> http://manu.sporny.org/2016/browser-api-incubation-antipattern/
>>>>
>>>>
>
>
> --
> Shane McCarron
> Projects Manager, Spec-Ops
>
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