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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.

Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.

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Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-06-30

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Jun/0103.html
Topics
  1. Credentials WG Plan
  2. Introductions of New Members
  3. Recruiting
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Gregg Kellogg
Present
Gregg Kellogg, Manu Sporny, Richard Varn, Nate Otto, Eric Korb, Matt Collier, Christoph Dorn, Jim Goodell, Brian Sletten, Sunny Lee, Rob Trainer
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-06-23

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Jun/0074.html
Topics
  1. Web Payments IG face-to-face in NYC
  2. Introduction to Matt Stone
  3. Current Status of Credentials at W3C
  4. Badge Alliance updates
  5. Focus on Recruiting New Members
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Nate Otto, Manu Sporny
Present
Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Richard Varn, Matt Stone, Eric Korb, Sunny Lee, Dave Longley, Rob Trainer, David I. Lehn, Laura Fowler, Gregg Kellogg, Brent Shambaugh
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-06-09

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Jun/0035.html
Topics
  1. Web Payments IG and Credentials
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Ian Jacobs, Eric Korb, Richard Varn, Brian Sletten, Gregg Kellogg, Rob Trainer, Arto Bendiken, James Anderson, David I. Lehn, Laura Fowler
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-06-02

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Jun/0000.html
Topics
  1. Credentials WG Charter and WPIG
  2. Recruiting document
  3. Credential Management API update
  4. Use Cases
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Nate Otto, Richard Varn, Tim Holborn, Sunny Lee, Eric Korb, David I. Lehn, Rob Trainer, Victoriano Giralt, Gregg Kellogg
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-05-26

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015May/0030.html
Topics
  1. Recruiting document (non-W3C member)
  2. Introduction to James and Arto
  3. Graph Normalization Update
  4. Recruiting W3C Members
  5. Credential Management API Extension (update)
  6. Use Cases
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Sunny Lee
Present
Sunny Lee, Manu Sporny, Brian Sletten, Nate Otto, James Anderson, Arto Bendiken, Gregg Kellogg, Dave Longley, Richard Varn, Kerri Lemoie, David I. Lehn, Evgeny Vinogradov, Laura Fowler, Eric Korb, Rob Trainer
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-05-19

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015May/0020.html
Topics
  1. Introduction to Jordan Windsor
  2. Open Badges xsd:string issue
  3. WebAppSec Credential Management API
  4. Graph Normalization Test Suite
  5. Community Group Focus
Action Items
  1. Gregg to split 2015 normalization out to separate repo on json-ld.org.
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Gregg Kellogg, Manu Sporny
Present
Gregg Kellogg, Manu Sporny, Nate Otto, Jordan Windsor, Dave Longley, Brian Sletten, Richard Varn, Eric Korb, Kerri Lemoie, Sunny Lee, David I. Lehn, Victoriano Giralt
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-05-12

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015May/0008.html
Topics
  1. Recap of 2015 Groningen Declaration Meeting
  2. OBI JSON-LD Context
  3. RDF Graph Normalization
  4. Credentials WG Charter on Web Payments Agenda
  5. Credentials WG support questionnaire
  6. Recruiting co-chair from Pearson
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley
Present
Dave Longley, Eric Korb, Manu Sporny, Sunny Lee, Nate Otto, Gregg Kellogg, Richard Varn, Laura Fowler, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-05-05

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015May/0003.html
Topics
  1. Introduction to Richard Varn
  2. Open Badges 1.1 Release
  3. 2015 Groningen Declaration Meeting
  4. WebAppSec Credential Management API Status Update
  5. Level One Project
  6. Credentials WG Charter on Web Payments Agenda
  7. Next Steps
Action Items
  1. Manu to contact Peter Janzow at Pearson about co-chairing W3C Credentials Working Group.
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Brian Sletten
Present
Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Richard Varn, Brian Sletten, Gregg Kellogg, Kerri Lemoie, Laura Fowler, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-04-14

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Apr/0018.html
Topics
  1. Use Cases
  2. WebAppSec Credential Management API
  3. Credentials/Badges Vocabulary Update
Resolutions
  1. Switch the primary use cases document over to the micro-use cases approach, concentrate all future use case work into that document.
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Brian Sletten
Present
Brian Sletten, Kerri Lemoie, Manu Sporny, Nate Otto, Dave Longley, Sunny Lee, Gregg Kellogg, Adrian Hope-Bailie, Eric Korb, Brent Shambaugh, Joe Kaplan, Laura Fowler, Rob Trainer, David I. Lehn, Hassan Almas
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-04-07

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Apr/0004.html
Topics
  1. Executive Summary
  2. Use Cases
  3. Credentials/Badges Vocabulary Update
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Mark Leuba
Present
Mark Leuba, Manu Sporny, elf Pavlik, Brent Shambaugh, Dave Longley, Adrian Hope-Bailie, Victoriano Giralt, Nate Otto, Kerri Lemoie, Sunny Lee, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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