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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 16:26:04 +0100
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56D9A90C.3050907@gmail.com>
On 2016-03-04 16:17, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> Well China has a different system of government. I wonder how they treat people who contribute.

Unfortunately the problem is that the world at large seems unaware of that Google is
a kind of company we have never seen before.  That is, in the old world people are
referring to their boss when it comes to decisions.  I have never heard any of
the W3C Googlers do that and they don't have titles like "VP of SW engineering".

China still has a (theoretical) chance.

Anders

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> Don't think we need a Magna Carta for the web, or a earth passport. We need apple and the others to start issuing them, I'm sure they'll be able to update the readers, after all, court orders - meh, design software that invalidates the requests and squash the alternatives...
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> New world order. Only $899 for the updated deluxe appendage, and after $40pcm, your able to start thinking about the human rights of children or whatever you think is important.
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> So very, very frustrated.
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> Anders, always good to chat. Don't always agree, but have always considered you a contributor.
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> Timh.
> On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at 2:10 AM, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com <mailto:anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     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.
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>     Well, there are reasons to why (for example) 1B+ secure payment cards never did make it to the Web.
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>     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.
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>     These are the realities.
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>     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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>     Anders
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