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

From: Eric Korb <eric.korb@truecred.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 21:09:05 -0400
Message-ID: <CAMX+RnBnVq6fJO75663Y97oh4EWmSdiSW3cb=ob0BXidGWJGKw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Cc: Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
On Jul 4, 2016 9:08 PM, "Timothy Holborn" <timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:

> Is it possible that those providing objection provide a 1 - 2 pager, each,
> outlining their concerns and understandings more broadly driving their
> decision making processes and subsequent directions to us.
> It is important we understand the point of view of these stakeholders in a
> comprehensive fashion as to ensure we act in a manner supported by what
> might be considered a reasonable request for due-diligence.
> This in-turn would empower us to improve what we do for smooth development
> into the future, including but not exclusive to, any further processing
> required by said stakeholders and us fully understanding their
> expectations, beliefs and underlying considerations.
> I hope this is not too onerous on any party.
> Again, congratulations and great work...
> Tim Holborn.
> On Tue, 5 Jul 2016, 3:32 AM 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/
Received on Tuesday, 5 July 2016 01:09:43 UTC

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