Re: Three Important Upcoming Web Payments Events


I appreciate the structure and clear presentation below.

As far as 3) I look forward to Wednesday's marathon call that will work
through the remaining use cases.


On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM, Manu Sporny <>

> 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.
> Full text of the article above is included below:
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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
>        <[7]>
>     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
>        <[10]>
>    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
>    below.
> 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 Group’s 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. It’s open to
>    the public, so if you’re 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
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