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Re: Web Payments IG approves Verifiable Claims to proceed to W3C Management

From: Marta Piekarska <marta@blockstream.io>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 00:18:29 +0200
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E5B337DA-E936-4C39-88CA-DCF446EFA6C6@blockstream.io>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Congratulations Maunu,
Excited to continue working on this and seeing you all f2f in Lisbon. 
Have a great day

Security Architect @ Blockstream 


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Signal, Wickr (martap). 

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> On Jul 5, 2016, at 12:15 AM, Arie Y LEVY COHEN <arielevycohen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Superlative news for Credentials and Identity!
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>> On Jul 4, 2016, at 1:31 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The Web Payments Interest Group met last week at MIT in Boston to
>> determine if they wanted to proceed with the Verifiable Claims work.
>> While the minutes of those meetings won't be made public for the next
>> week or two, W3C Staff noted that we can share the general outcome of
>> the decision.
>> The decision was almost unanimous to progress the Verifiable Claims
>> proposal to W3C Management. Hooray! Congratulations to everyone involved
>> as this is a major step forward.
>> There were, however, three dissenting positions that we should take very
>> seriously and discuss in depth over the next few weeks. The telecon for
>> this week is canceled because many of us are at the Web Payments Working
>> Group face-to-face meeting in London this week. So, the rest of this
>> email will attempt to outline general next steps and specific work items
>> for the group.
>> The anticipated next steps at W3C are:
>> 1. A modified charter is negotiated with W3C Management and the
>>   dissenting organizations.
>> 2. Once we have consensus among all organizations involved, the
>>   expectation is that the modified charter and proposal will be put
>>   forward to W3C membership for a vote. The timeline for this is
>>   unknown at this point.
>> 3. We will most likely attempt to have a Verifiable Claims
>>   face-to-face meeting at W3C TPAC 2016, but have not sorted out
>>   those details yet: https://www.w3.org/2016/09/TPAC/
>> We know of the following modification requests to the charter:
>> 1. Constrain the charter to Education only.
>> 2. Demonstrate that the charter is not competitive to JSON Object
>>   Signing and Encryption Web Tokens (JOSE JWT).
>> 3. Remove or greatly narrow the overarching problem statement
>>   about self-sovereign ecosystem and goals from the charter.
>> The anticipated next steps for the Verifiable Claims Task Force and
>> Credentials Community Group are:
>> 1. Determine if we want to constrain the charter to Education only.
>> 2. Update the Data Model and Representations specification to clearly
>>   demonstrate that this technology is not competitive to JOSE/JWT.
>> 3. Determine if we want to modify the problem statement and
>>   charter goals.
>> 4. Plan our first face-to-face meeting, possibly at W3C TPAC in
>>   Lisbon at the end of September.
>> W3C Staff are currently drafting changes that they think would result in
>> consensus. Once we have those suggestions in hand, and once we've talked
>> with the dissenting organizations, we'll be able to have a better idea
>> about timeline.
>> The next Verifiable Claims telecon will be Tuesday, July 12th at 11am
>> ET. Dial in details can be found here:
>> https://w3c.github.io/vctf/#telecons
>> -- manu
>> -- 
>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: The Web Browser API Incubation Anti-Pattern
>> http://manu.sporny.org/2016/browser-api-incubation-antipattern/

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