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Re: Web Identity WG Composition

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:24:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4EA6C690.5070707@telia.com>
To: Hannes Tschofenig <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net>
CC: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>
Hi Hannes,

I know that nobody wants to hear the truth but the fact is that the
big three doesn't need a committee to bring out new identity solutions.
They can do that in their own eco-systems.

It is also *forbidden* to speak openly about requirements if you work
for a vendor like Apple or Microsoft.  Google haven't described anything
about their wallet and the chip is under NDA.

Given these conditions, I don't see how we could succeed.

Regarding my project, I just want to put it out :-)
The controversy with Open Security Hardware makes it it an unreachable topic
for an SDO.

Anders

On 2011-10-25 15:19, Hannes Tschofenig wrote:
> Hi Anders, 
> 
> From your history I know that you have been working on key provisioning mechanisms. 
> 
> I guess you are envisioning to use the JavaCrypto API as a way to provision keys into a local key storage. 
> (or something like that)
> 
> I would like to get a better understanding of what you read in the charter. 
> 
> Ciao
> Hannes
> 
> 
> On Oct 25, 2011, at 3:44 PM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
> 
>> I don't see that a few obscure "independents" like me, and three giant *arch-enemy*
>> vendors would ever come up with something useful in this space.
>>
>> If W3C is serious about this they *MUST* find an active, large *user* party like the
>> US government or a large US bank.
>>
>> Anders
>>
> 
> 
> 
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