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Group rechartering update (Was: [Agenda] W3C Audio WG Teleconference, 23rd May 2012)

From: olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 09:40:40 +0100
Cc: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Message-Id: <EBEB898C-FEE1-46B6-8256-3ED3420FBCA8@bbc.co.uk>
To: Audio Working Group <public-audio@w3.org>
Hi Chris, group.

On 22 May 2012, at 18:27, Chris Wilson wrote:
> One item I'd like added to the agenda - or it can be done in email prior.   I just wanted an update of the effort to add MIDI to the charter.  I want to be sure to work the time to actually edit the spec in to my plan when it's appropriate.  :)

I have actually been the bottleneck on this, my apologies. 

As far as I can tell, the new charter is almost ready, and we mostly need to agree on milestones. It is of course nearly impossible to "plan" a standard (when all factors - scope, effort, speed - can vary wildly) but we are asked to give a rough estimate when we expect our deliverables to reach certain maturity steps:
http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#maturity-levels

As a strawman proposal, we could go with something along those lines:

* Web Audio API *
FPWD: Dec 2011
LC: Q3 2012
CR: Q1 2013
PR: Q2 2013
REC: Q2 2013

* MIDI API *
FPWD: Q2 2012
LC: Q3 2012
CR: Q1 2013
PR: Q2 2013
REC: Q2 2013

This would mean that in a year from now, we'd have the two specifications reach significant consensus in the group, we'd have organised their review, created their test suites and tested implementations. It does not sound completely unreasonable, although I'll admit to worrying about the complexity of testing our specs.

Feedback welcome on these rough estimates, both from editors and group members. I'll make some space for a discussion on it at our call today.

Olivier 
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