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Re: W3C workshop on payments and the Web?

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 13:35:33 +0100
Message-ID: <4FAD0795.9020800@w3.org>
To: Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org>
CC: public-webpayments@w3.org, Alan Bird <abird@w3.org>
On 11/05/12 12:36, Michiel de Jong wrote:
> great initiative!
> i noted that http://www.w3.org/wiki/Payments_Task_Force advises
> newcomers to subscribe to public-web-payments@w3.org (a list where
> there have been no posts so far) instead of public-webpayments@w3.org
> (the list we're talking on now). is this on purpose, and if so, is it
> useful?

It was created for the task force and would become the list for a
Working Group when we set one up. The CG list should continue as is,
especially as it is pretty active.

> the Opentabs project doesn't currently need anything that's not
> provided already by this community group. we have a forum for
> discussion standards here (mainly the webcredits standard), and i
> personally don't have enough funding anyway to go any conference,
> except maybe if it's near Berlin.
> Having said, that, it would be nice if paypal, square, and the other
> ones you named on the wiki, joined this community group. Maybe a
> w3c-organized conference about "money on the web" can help to make
> that happen.
> the suggestion of using web intents for in-app payments is definitely
> interesting, we could have a discussion thread about that on this
> mailing list (or on the new one if you think that is better).

Suggest sticking to the CG list.

> My 2ct,
> Michiel de Jong
> (co-founder of Opentabs)
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
>> The W3C Team recently organized a task force on web payments as part of
>> our headlights process for up and coming areas, and we would like to
>> invite your comments on the information we have collected [1], and your
>> suggestions for possible next steps in regard to standardization work at
>> W3C.
>> There are many different possible approaches to payments on the Web, and
>> we focused on the scenario where a web application is seeking a payment
>> from the user. Web Intents looks like a promising means to allow for web
>> applications to request payments, leaving the user free to pick her
>> preferred means of payment. This approach is agnostic with respect to
>> the many existing or planned payment solutions. There is also a role for
>> standards aimed at enabling value-added third party services that
>> complement payment services.
>> What should W3C do next?  We could organize a workshop later this year
>> or early next year, which would provide a venue for the CG to report its
>> findings, and would bring together a wide range of stakeholders from
>> different backgrounds. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.
>> [1]  http://www.w3.org/wiki/Payments_Task_Force
>> --
>> Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett

Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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