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HTTP Signatures moved to Digital Verification Community Group

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:10:51 -0500
To: public-digital-verification@w3.org, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <587701CB.5010909@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

I've been getting a number of new pings about the HTTP Signatures
specification (new implementation queries, can you add signature
mechanism X, how compatible is this with JWS, why hasn't this moved
forward at IETF, etc.). This was being incubated over in the Web
Payments CG[1], but I'm moving it to the Digital Verification CG[2] as
it makes more sense to have it there:

https://w3c-dvcg.github.io/http-signatures/

and

https://w3c-dvcg.github.io/http-signatures-audit/

This spec is implemented in node.js via the http-signature library,
which has 10.3M downloads in the last month (much of that is due to the
node.js request library's dependency on the package):

https://www.npmjs.com/package/http-signature

The Github repos are here:

https://github.com/w3c-dvcg/http-signatures
https://github.com/w3c-dvcg/http-signatures-audit

The spec is 4 years old at this point and has been stable for the past 2
years. We've just not had the time to push it forward at IETF. I may
give it a shot at this upcoming IETF in Chicago. We'd like to see more
implementations of it before pushing it further.

This email is just noting the migration of the spec to the DVCG.

-- manu

[1]https://www.w3.org/community/webpayments/
[2]https://www.w3.org/community/digital-verification/

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