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Credentials Community Group

A "credential" is a qualification, achievement, quality, or piece of information about an entity’s background such as a name, government ID, payment provider, home address, or university degree. The purpose of the Credentials Community Group is to discuss, research, document, prototype and test credential storage and exchange systems for the Web. This work is done in order to make progress toward possible future standardization and interoperability of both low and high-stakes credentials. The goal of this Group is to forge a path for a secure, decentralized system of credentials that would empower both individual people and organizations on the Web to store, transmit, and receive digitally verifiable proof of qualifications and achievements. In addition to documentation, this Group collaborates on and shares various proof-of-concept solutions and components through open source methods, unencumbered by patents or royalties. In general, this Community Group provides an inclusive venue where credentialing solutions, regardless of their origin, can be incubated, evaluated, refined, and tested. The focus of the group is to promote credentialing innovations based primarily on their technical merit. This approach invites competing technical designs to be submitted and incubated in the same group. The hope is that this strategy will lead to either the merging of the best aspects of each technical design, or a clear differentiation emerging between alternative designs.

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Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-24

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0076.html
Topics
  1. Introduction to Dan Burnett
  2. WPIG / Verifiable Claims After Action Review
  3. Goals for Next Week’s Meeting
  4. Administrivia for Next Week’s Meeting
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley, Brian Sletten
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Daniel C. Burnett, Brian Sletten, Richard Varn, Shane McCarron, John Tibbetts, Nate Otto, Viktor Haag, Sunny Lee, Carla Casili, Rob Trainer, Matt Collier, Henry Story, David I. Lehn, Stuart Sutton, Deb Everhart, Eric Korb, Dmitriy Nesterkin
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-17

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0019.html
Topics
  1. Current Status of Task Force Proposal
  2. Focus on Use Cases
  3. ToDo Items
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Matt Stone
Present
Matt Stone, Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Alex Jackl, Shane McCarron, Dave Longley, Henry Story, Gregg Kellogg, John Tibbetts, Chris Webber, Rob Trainer, Stuart Sutton, Dmitriy Nesterkin, Viktor Haag, Richard Varn, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-10

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0014.html
Topics
  1. Credentials Task Force in WPIG Update
  2. Tasks for Credentials CG
  3. Linked Data Fast Track WG Update
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Henry Story, Laura Fowler, Rebecca Simmons, Brian Sletten, Gregg Kellogg, Nate Otto, Eric Korb, John Tibbetts, Chris Webber
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-03

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0001.html
Topics
  1. Introductions to New Participants
  2. Work Generated as a Result of W3C TPAC
  3. WebDHT Spec Released
  4. Reorganizing this group around new Task Force
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Nate Otto
Present
Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Greg Kidd, Alex Jackl, Chris Webber, Dave Longley, Gregg Kellogg, Brian Sletten, Matt Stone, Stuart Sutton, Sunny Lee, David I. Lehn, Richard Varn, Eric Korb, Rob Trainer
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-10-20

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Oct/0017.html
Topics
  1. W3C TPAC Credentials Presentation
  2. Introduction to Rebecca Simmons
  3. Introduction to Deb Everhart
  4. Linked Data Signatures Update
  5. HTTP Signatures Update
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Manu Sporny, Matt Stone, Dave Longley
Present
Manu Sporny, Matt Stone, John Tibbetts, Deb Everhart, Eric Korb, Nate Otto, Rebecca Simmons, Dave Longley, Sunny Lee, Annie Janssen, Stuart Sutton, Rob Trainer, Brian Sletten, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-10-13

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Oct/0006.html
Topics
  1. NACS Show
  2. HTTP Signatures
  3. Introductions to New Members
  4. W3C TPAC Credentials DRAFT Presentation
  5. Credentials Reference Implementation Demo
  6. Post-meeting Discussion
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Gregg Kellogg, Dave Longley, Manu Sporny
Present
Gregg Kellogg, Manu Sporny, Brian Sletten, Henry Story, Carla Casili, Chris Webber, Dave Longley, Tim Holborn, Eric Korb, John Tibbetts, David I. Lehn, Annie Janssen, Rob Trainer, Richard Varn, Nate Otto
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-10-06

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Oct/0000.html
Topics
  1. Current state of Credentials Survey
  2. Survey Outreach
  3. Upcoming Demos
  4. Lumina Meeting Review
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Brian Sletten, Dave Longley
Present
Brian Sletten, Manu Sporny, Nate Otto, Matt Stone, Richard Varn, Dave Longley, John Tibbetts, Rob Trainer, Eric Korb, David I. Lehn, Laura Fowler
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-08-25

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Aug/0039.html
Topics
  1. Recruiting
  2. Standards Implementation Foundation
  3. Update from IMS Global
  4. Capabilities Wrap-up
Action Items
  1. Manu to follow up with Ian about VitalSource as W3C member.
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Gregg Kellogg
Present
Gregg Kellogg, Manu Sporny, John Tibbetts, Sunny Lee, Richard Varn, Eric Korb, Brendan Benshoof, Brian Sletten, Dave Longley, David I. Lehn, Rob Trainer
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-08-18

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Aug/0032.html
Topics
  1. Recruiting
  2. IMS Global Update
  3. Capabilities Document
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Matt Stone
Present
Matt Stone, Richard Varn, Manu Sporny, Pindar Wong, Nate Otto, Brendan Benshoof, Dave Longley, Andrew Rosen, David I. Lehn, Laura Fowler
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-08-11

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Aug/0022.html
Topics
  1. Introduction to Annie Jenssen
  2. Recruiting
  3. Roadmap
  4. Credentialing Capabilities and Current Proposal
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Annie Janssen, John Tibbetts, Richard Varn, Eric Korb, Brian Sletten, Matt Stone, Brendan Benshoof, Nate Otto, Rob Trainer, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.