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

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 18:43:32 -0700
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <aec3b809-3bbb-a1b2-e286-1416a16dd58f@sunshine.net>
On 7/4/16 10:31 AM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> 1. A modified charter is negotiated with W3C Management and the
>    dissenting organizations.[snip]>

> 1. Constrain the charter to Education only.

I'm happy to hear this news, but was taken aback by the first 
dissenting issue.

I know Education is a major component of a comprehensive credentials 
system, but this CG was formed, in my recollection, as an attempt to 
give a foundation for Web Payments.

Is it possible that the negotiations will nullify this original intent?

Does the dissenting party have a veto power? (either official or de 


> 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
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