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Re: Heads up - W3C Headlights exercise on web payments

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:59:47 +0000
Message-ID: <5113DD83.6090200@webr3.org>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, public-webpayments@w3.org
Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 02/07/2013 10:33 AM, Dave Raggett wrote:
>> As you can see, this year we will be looking at Web Payments 
>> culminating in a report in June. This is essentially a data gathering
>> exercise with the aim of understanding what people want, what W3C
>> could hope to achieve practically, and who would work with W3C to
>> drive this forward.
> 
> This is great, glad to see the W3C is getting more focused on Web Payments!
> 
>> The exercise kicks off on Feb 19th, but I wanted to give you a heads
>>  up and to extend an invitation to take part. The task force wiki
>> page is at:
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/Payments_Task_Force
> 
> I agree with the overall goals of the "Task Force", but I do also note
> that they overlap, almost completely, with what this Community Group is
> doing. The wiki starts out with the following:
> 
>> What do people want?
> 
> That's what this group is trying to figure out as well. :)
> 
>> What can W3C practically achieve?
> 
> Good question. Perhaps engaging this group would achieve this more
> effectively than running a separate Task Force? Perhaps if the Task
> Force were to just operate withing the Web Payments Community Group,
> communication would be better?
> 
>> Who would work with W3C to drive this forward?
> 
> Digital Bazaar is certainly interested in working with W3C to drive this
> forward. I'd expect a few others in this group are also interested.
> We'll donate a telecon bridge and recording of calls, if that is
> desired. We'll also participate in the calls.
> 
>> Please subscribe to the public mailing list 
>> public-web-payments@w3.org.
> 
> This is going to be really, really confusing for people considering we
> already have a public-webpayments@w3.org mailing list. Just use this
> list, don't make us have to join another list that is effectively
> attempting to accomplish the same thing that this group is attempting to
> accomplish.
> 
> I have added some documentation to the related-links section at the
> bottom of the wiki.

Perhaps it would be good to have an autonomous, focussed group looking 
specifically at this for a 6 months then reporting back, they may see / 
cover things the main web payments cg haven't thought of, or they may 
come back with exactly what you think anyway - either way it could be 
very positive to have the second focuss :)

Best,

Nathan
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