W3C TPAC Federated Social Web Agenda

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Agenda for Nov 1st meeting at TPAC

9:00-9:30 Introduction and Web Identity Charter Reading

9:30-10:00 Agenda Tweaking

10:00-11:00 Discussion of Identity API and Identity Sync Deliverables

  • Identity API should specify how web application developers access session-state information and use authentication credentials to enable functionality such as easier and more secure sign-on to services.
    • Anonymous (null) identities? Multiple identities?
  • Identity Sync should specify how web application developers can synchronize of identity information across multiple devices

11:00-12:00 Discussion with WebAppSec WG

  • Crypto API commonly-used cryptographic primitives should be made available to web application developers via a standardized API to facilitate common operations such as asymmetric encryption key pair generation, encryption, and generation, as well as symmetric encryption, hashing, and signature verification.
    • Common abstract model over smartcards etc.
    • Sandboxing of keyring and relationship to vendor platforms

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 13:30 Overview of the Social Web in 2011

13:30 - 15:00 Next Steps on OStatus

  • Report and Discussion on state of OStatus [Evan Prodromeo]
  • OpenSocial2 now is more inline with OStatus
  • News from OMA Mobile Social Networking [Claudio Venezia]
  • Use-cases possible test-suite over SWAT 1

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 State of Related Specifications

  • What is status and future of the various specifications that OStatus depends on?
  • ActivityStreams [Monica Wilkerson?]
  • Pubsubhubub [Blaine Cook]
  • PortableContacts [Joseph Smarr?]
  • Salmon Protocol


  • Future of the Federated Social Web XG Community Group and/or Working Group?
  • Future Workshops RobustWeb in Cairo? The CA System? Social Web Workshop in Leuven? Federated Social Web Conference in San Francisco?