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Re: [foaf-dev] Credentials Community Group

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:10:58 +0200
Message-ID: <53DC0262.8060208@gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Tim Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
CC: "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>
On 2014-08-01 16:21, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 8/1/14 3:57 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
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>> Since Google can put *hundreds of people* on developing various browser/platform goodies while we appear not having a *single* browser-developer at our disposal (although our task is *much more difficult* than supporting "super-provider" schemes like Apple, Google or PayPal), I think we are currently pretty much stuck.
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> -1000

There's a simple explanation to why there are huge disagreements regarding this point:

A bunch of people here want to build something based on the existing web technology and then get W3C's "Stamp of approval" as a part of their marketing of the software.  "We actually wrote the standard".

Traditional "standardizers" do rarely make their living on shipping software, they rather want to create cool technology that presumably can do things we couldn't do before.  The driving force can be anything from ego-boost to employer requests and occasionally altruism.

Whatever "camp" you belong to, I think there are reasons to think twice on how to proceed:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2460020/android-grabs-record-85-percent-smartphone-share.html
It is almost like when Microsoft won the desktop war; the competition didn't saw it coming and the rest is history.

Anders
Received on Friday, 1 August 2014 21:11:28 UTC

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