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Re: Google payment plans

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:28:25 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhK2N0N3_KfmwORXcTJ2PY6+cVCx9Sytn40dTq1phaLKJw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 10 April 2014 17:23, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 2014-04-10 17:12, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On 10 April 2014 16:42, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com<mailto:
> anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Microsoft recently set the license fee for Windows Phone to $0.
> >
> >     That's what I in an off-list message meant with taking *extreme
> measures*.
> >
> >     The W3C payment initiative requires a similarly unorthodox action to
> succeed
> >     otherwise it it will only get the same ill fate as WebID.
> >
> >
> > Reports of the demise of WebID are greatly exaggerated.
> >
> > It's the most widely deployed identity system on the web.  Including
> some of the FOAF cloud and also facebook graph.
> >
> > It's only the TLS/X.509 portion (ie authentication) that still appears
> to be a barrier.
>
> Yes, client-side PKI has essentially not progressed since Netscape
> invented back in the 90'ties.
> That's why payments are stuck unless you are prepared taking *extreme
> measures*.
>

Does the web crypto API count?  I think google will implement this, even if
mozilla dont (Im unsure the current status on that one).  Im also unsure
the crypto currency curves will get in the registry.

What I'd love to see is a mozilla labs redux of identity in the browser
along the lines of:

http://www.azarask.in/blog/post/identity-in-the-browser-firefox/

Would that count as an *extreme measure* ... or are we talking about
plugins/forking the browser?


>
> Anders
>
>
>
> > But that has been more recently split off from the core identity piece,
> which is simple and self contained.
> >
> > I still view WebID as one of the most exciting technologies out there.
>  With some tweaking, it would be a great match for the identity piece of
> web payments.  I will certainly be using it that way.
> >
> >
> >
> >     Best
> >     Anders
> >
> >
>
>
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