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Re: Web Payments CG Charter Proposal

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:43:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLb5SKJSprmsU+-+hzWKNQDuvgV0yJGwNj6H4_cSY9roQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 10 January 2014 22:55, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.w3.org/community/webpayments/wiki/WebPaymentsCommunityGroupCharterProposal
> 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:
> http://vote.heliosvoting.org/helios/elections/b40f9bee-7a3e-11e3-9dd8-a2f4e5bb7f8c/view
> If 2/3rds of the voters approve of the charter, it will be approved as
> our operating charter.

Charter looks good.  What was slightly unclear to me was whether work on
crypto currencies was in scope or out of scope.

> -- manu
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: The Worlds First Web Payments Workshop
> http://www.w3.org/2013/10/payments/
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