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Re: Credentials Community Group

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:43:11 +0200
Message-ID: <53D9F38F.8050407@gmail.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
CC: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
I don't feel too optimistic about this effort.

This seems like a repetition of WebID-TLS, zero buy-in from the browser-vendors.

Without new stuff added to browsers I don't see how you can move the market.

Years ago I suggested creating a "Cloud Token":
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/icf-members/Csyd1NWcmog

Unfortunately nobody liked the idea. When FIDO/Google did the same thing
with U2F, *the entire industry* from Microsoft to ARM flocked around it.
This is why browser-vendor buy-in remains the #1 problem.

BTW, the fixation with Linked Data is contra-productive, there are a lot
of use-cases that do not need or want to put credential data on the web.
I.e. credential data should always be possible to supply "in-line"

Anders
PS My take on the "Cloud Token" is not dead...it is just resting a bit :-) DS
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