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Re: Payments activity - any point to our time and effort?

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 16:09:49 +0100
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56D9A53D.5050100@gmail.com>
On 2016-03-04 15:30, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> I've been reading this: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-payments-wg/2016Feb/0527.html Is our work valuable at all or is this some sick joke that looks like Wall Street Execs vs. the concept of law and such things for the billions of other humans around the planet...? After reading this, I have severe concerns about the viability of building anything meaningful here. I think that should be made clear. W3C was established due to issues that emerged sometime ago. New issues threaten humanity as is influenced specifically by web standards. Their are a number of very troubling problems here, and I fully support Manu, who's work has brought all this together and to suggest otherwise is an act of horrific behaviour I very much doubt they'd want subject to accountability, as such, What are we doing here? Timh.

Well, there are reasons to why (for example) 1B+ secure payment cards never did make it to the Web.

Regarding the more technical aspects of this work I find it slightly amusing that when I suggested enhancing the interface between the Web and App worlds, it was either met with dead silence or with statements that indirectly suggested that I'm a charlatan. When Google did the same (but much less universal) proposal everybody listened and nobody complained.

These are the realities.

Not even China with their millions of engineers and leading production of devices can do anything about Google's dominance in Web and mobile phone technology!

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