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Fwd: Re: Comments on draft charter [Was: Agenda: Verifiable Claims Teleconference - Tuesday, March 8th 2016]

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:29:05 -0700
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <56E58741.2020809@sunshine.net>
[Forwarded, from Eric at his request; which he had meant to send to 
the list:]


The sentence is using the active tense (...ing).  It seems to me that
it would read better as "securely".  I'm not an English major, but the
sentence reads a bit strange to me.  (John Tibbitts, please chime in ;-)

Eric

On Mar 12, 2016 6:07 PM, "Steven Rowat" <steven_rowat@sunshine.net
<mailto:steven_rowat@sunshine.net>> wrote:

     On 3/12/16 2:42 PM, Eric Korb wrote:

         "The mission of the Verifiable Claims Working Group is to make
         expressing, exchanging, and verifying claims easier and more
         secure on
         the Web."

         Is "secure" the proper tense?


     IMO it's used as an adjective there, which doesn't have a tense.

     http://www.dictionary.com/browse/secure

     Did you have an alternative in mind, or is there something missing
     from the way this is phrased?

     Steven


         Also, should we use "claims" twice in a mission statement?
         Seems like
         we need to define "claims" or say something about "entities".

         Eric

         On Mar 12, 2016 1:30 PM, "Manu Sporny"
         <msporny@digitalbazaar.com <mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
         <mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com
         <mailto:msporny@digitalbazaar.com>>> wrote:

              On 03/11/2016 01:52 PM, Ian Jacobs wrote:
               > Maybe the problem statement should emphasize the
         negative and the
               > goal the positive. :)

              I have tried to reorganize the charter to do just that,
         is this
              better?

 
http://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/charter/vcwg-draft.html#goals

              -- manu

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