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Re: Web Payments WG - how to join?

From: Jehan Tremback <jehan.tremback@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:40:09 -0800
Message-ID: <CABG_PfSWgi6EPeEAyixm5yxzB09CFhCzPtxZt5dv8kJT6oRvxg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Cc: Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. And thank you for making the Interledger
group open!


On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 11:39 AM, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>

> Hey Jehan (and everyone else),
> +Ian Jacobs from W3C
> The W3C is a consortium that is formed of paying members (who's fees fund
> its existence).
> Members make very strong commitments when joining and when joining working
> groups around IP to ensure their contributions are made royalty-free.
> The commitment you made to join the Interledger Group was similar but for
> groups producing W3C standards track document the process is more rigid.
> That is not to say that the work done at W3C is done behind closed doors.
> On the contrary everything the Web Payments Working Group is doing is in
> the open.
> If you're interested start with the GitHub repo and look at the issue
> lists: https://github.com/w3c/webpayments/
> There are occasions where the group meets face-to-face or on calls which
> are closed to non-members for a few reasons:
> 1. To ensure all contributors have made the right IPR commitments
> 2. To ensure that all contributors are known to the chairs and are known
> to be contributors (as opposed to disruptors)
> 3. To allow members to talk more freely about their implementation plans
> which may have some degree of business confidentiality
> Non-members do attend these meetings at the invitation of the chairs and
> approval of the W3C usually on the basis that they will be positive
> contributors and have a knowledge or expertise the group is lacking.
> There are quite a number of "Invited Experts" working within the W3C who
> are not employees of member organisations.
> The reason community groups were created at the W3C was to foster an
> environment where non-members could collaborate and that's why we're doing
> the ILP work in the Interledger Community group.
> Ian can probably provide some colour if required.
> Adrian
> On 3 February 2016 at 18:59, Jehan Tremback <jehan.tremback@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sorry if this a bit off topic, but I was just looking at the Web Payments
>> stuff here https://www.w3.org/Payments/WG. It seems that registration is
>> closed to the public? What's the point of having a non-public standards
>> body? Does anyone know if it would still be possible for me to attend the
>> Web Payments WG face to face?
>> -Jehan
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