Web Payments CG Charter Proposal

Based on concerns raised by PayPal/eBay and discussions with W3C, a
suggestion has been raised that we think about defining the scope of
work that we do here.

The downside with having a charter is that we could inadvertently turn
people with great Web payments ideas away from this group, or make it
seem like the barrier to entry is too high (or that there is a barrier
there when none exists).

The upside is that we will all have a better idea of what this group has
agreed to work on. It may also get larger companies into the group that
have been standing on the side lines because their lawyers don't want
them to commit to potentially endless IPR commitments.

A Web Payments CG Charter proposal has been put together that is meant
to be fairly lightweight from a process perspective, but provide the
lawyers with enough of an idea of the sort of work that we do here:


Feedback on this direction, changes to the charter, and general thoughts
in this area would be great. Keep in mind: PLEASE DO NOT BIKESHED THE
CHARTER, let's try to keep it simple and not let this discussion
distract us too much from the technical work that we need to do. That
said, thoughts? In particular:

1. Is this a good idea? Do we want a charter for this group?

2. Is the charter missing anything vital (keeping in mind that we want
to keep this group very lightweight from a process perspective).

3. Is there anything in the charter that should be re-worded?

Once we have the charter in a shape where most of the group thinks we
should vote on it, we will use this online poll to vote on the charter:


If 2/3rds of the voters approve of the charter, it will be approved as
our operating charter.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: The Worlds First Web Payments Workshop

Received on Friday, 10 January 2014 21:55:47 UTC