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Re: Google's Web Payment API

From: Zach Koch <zkoch@google.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:51:23 -0800
Message-ID: <CAOsZg64SPCb8ptO0jQVF3ej28uci-wGosUp_bMJJjwjUCD6hFA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
(Note: In the spirit of full disclosure, I am the author of Chrome's

Hi Anders -

I don't think that's true at all. We are in the (very) beginning stages of
the WG, and I think there is still plenty of time for alternate proposals
to emerge. Anyone is free to write a proposal and submit it to the Web
Community Incubation Group [1] for feedback and discussion, just like we
did [2].

It is far from "game over."



[1] http://discourse.wicg.io/
[2] http://discourse.wicg.io/t/rfc-proposal-for-new-web-payments-api/1100

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:26 PM, Anders Rundgren <
anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> Since the big players in the Web Payment WG didn't assign any engineering
> resources during the startup phase (IG), they have no option but going with
> the undisputed leader in Web technology.
> Since Google controls 80% of the mobile phone market and have Chrome
> running on all desktops, it essentially means that it is "game over" for
> other alternatives.
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