Three Important Upcoming Web Payments Events

Three Important Upcoming Web Payments Events

Please try and share this information as far and wide as you can. It's
important that those that want to participate in the work we're doing
know that these events are happening. Specifically, if you know of a W3C
member company[2] that would be interested in this work, let them know
about the currently active vote on the Web Payments Activity.

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Three Important Upcoming Web Payments Events

   The next two months will bring three important events related to
   the Web Payments work at W3C:

    1. The [1]deadline for voting in favor of an official Web
       Payments Activity at W3C is October 10th, 2014 (in days). If
       you know a [2]W3C Member company, be sure to push them to vote
       in favor of the initiative via the [3]online form. If you have
       any questions, contact Stephane Boyera <[4]>.

    2. The [5]first face-to-face meeting for the official Web
       Payments work will be October 27th and 28th at the W3C
       Technical Plenary, as long as the Web Payments Activity is
       approved (see #1). Make sure you have [6]registered for W3C
       TPAC on those dates if you want to participate and are a W3C
       member. If you have any questions, contact Stephane Boyera

    3. The [8]Web Payments use cases are being finalized this week in
       preparation for a vote by the Web Payments Community Group,
       make sure you review the use cases and [9]weigh in on those
       that concern you by October 3rd 2014 (in days). If you have
       any further questions, contact Manu Sporny

   If you want more information about any of these upcoming events,
   feel free to ask about them in the comments below, or email me
   directly. Details about each one of these events can be found

The Web Payments Activity Vote

   The W3C is a member organization composed of roughly 389
   technology companies, financial institutions, universities,
   governments, and NGOs. In order to start work officially, there is
   a process that is followed. Typically the W3C holds a workshop to
   get input, proposes a charter for one or more groups, and then has
   the membership vote on the charter.

   The plan to initiate the Web Payments work followed this tried and
   true process. The worlds [11]first Web Payments Workshop happened
   in March of this year in Paris. A [12]charter for a Web Payments
   Interest Group was then proposed by the W3C and later refined by
   the workshop participants over the summer of 2014. The Web
   Payments Interest Groupís purpose is to identify gaps in the Web
   Platform with respect to payments and propose technical Working
   Groups to address those gaps.

   This is all happening under a larger initiative at W3C called the
   [13]Web Payments Activity. As the last set of pre-vote comments
   trickled in, the W3C opened the Web Payments Activity to an
   [14]official vote by the W3C membership which is currently open
   (vote now!) and will close on October 10th 2014.

The W3C Technical Plenary

   The W3C holds a technical plenary every year, usually led by a W3C
   host organization. Last year it was in Shenzhen, China. This year
   it will be in Santa Clara, California from October 27th-31st. If
   you want to be involved in the first Web Payments face-to-face
   meeting, [15]register now for at least the first two days of the
   plenary. This meeting will set the tone and work plan for much of
   the next year. As an added bonus, this year is the 25th
   anniversary of the Web and the 20th anniversary of W3C. There will
   be a big gala dinner that you will not want to miss. Itís open to
   the public, so if youíre in Silicon Valley during that time, you
   may want to get your tickets now.

Web Payments Use Cases

   The Web Payments Community Group has been hard at work organizing
   and refining the use cases that were raised at the Web Payments
   Workshop. The Community Group has spent close to 18 hours of
   teleconference time removing unnecessary cruft, more clearly
   expressing the core needs of each use case, and debating the
   merits of addressing each use case in the first iteration or
   latter iterations of the Web Payments work. The [16]current list
   is going to go through a final review this week and then will be
   voted on by the community group to be formalized in a document and
   sent as input into the Web Payments Interest Group. If you would
   like to send your comments into the Web Payments Community Group,
   please do so by October 3rd, 2014.


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-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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