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===Name of idea===
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Web Payments
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===Submitter name===
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Robin Berjon
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===Classification===
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This idea is:
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*      None of the above (we've needed this for a long time, and we probably can't doge it anymore)
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===One Hundred Word Description of the Idea===
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I am not a specialist in Web payment systems, and so unlikely to be the person best placed to describe the idea. But I note a problem: it is inordinately difficult for Web application developers today to monetise their work, particularly on mobile where ads aren't as good as on desktops. Without a standard, they have to go native, or wait for a walled garden system to emerge — neither of which is appealing.
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A system that standardises money transfer, proof-of-purchase, escrow, etc. would be an extremely valuable contribution to the ecosystem.
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Also see http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21566644-visa-mastercard-and-other-big-payment-networks-need-not-be-victims-shift
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Lots of background: [http://www.w3.org/wiki/Payments_Task_Force payment task force] from Headlights 2012.
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===Benefit(s) to W3C===
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* It's a key part of a healthy application and content ecosystem
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* I do not know that industry, but I presume that it could draw in new members (from banking?)
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* Developers will love us for this
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* It's about money, there's *got* to be some benefit for us somewhere
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===Which of our stakeholders would be the most enthusiastic in supporting===
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* Developers and most companies involved in selling software
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* Operators (so long as it maps to operator billing somehow)
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* There's a CG about this, but I don't know how functional it is
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===Team Comments ===
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I support this Proposal because I think it's chances of success are higher this year than they were when we tried it last year.  I couldn't get any Member support to work on it last year, but the issue has gained a lot of momentum in the market and comments from our membership.  Let's give it a shot! - Alan Bird
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