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RE: Market Development for "Web MIDI"

From: Tom White \(MMA\) <lists@midi.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:19:42 -0700
To: <public-audio@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007801d07ad5$caa4e010$5feea030$@midi.org>
Hi Doug,

> > it could mean we establish some rules for using the Web
> > MIDI logo and ask people to agree to the rules before they use
> > the logo, so everyone is using it the same way and for the same
> > thing... Would that be a problem?
> if the app doesn't use the API correctly, it simply won't work
> in browsers, and won't be able to connect to MIDI devices.
> The way we can ensure this is by having extensive test suites 
> that help the browsers conform to the specification.

Well, that's pretty much the same thing I am saying: namely, if 
someone puts the logo on their App but doesn't use the API correctly 
then the MIDI connection won't work, which means the MIDI logo would
be unreliable, which is something we work hard to avoid. 

If we can provide test suites so that developers can confirm they
are using the API correctly, that would be great, but then maybe we 
should ask them to affirm that they passed the tests before allowing 
them to use the logo.... such affirmation maybe being as simple as a 
click-through license (free) from W3C and/or MMA...? 

- TW
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