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DAP rechartering discussion

From: <Ingmar.Kliche@telekom.de>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:44:11 +0100
Message-ID: <98B37F7D0484184B9DBDCC44B6C8EDA305C22D9C@S4DE9JSAAID.ost.t-com.de>
To: <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Deutsche Telekom supports the new DAP charter proposal [1], but asks for
some clarifications and/or changes. 

Chapter 1 "Goals" explicitly mentions security and privacy and proposes
"... reusing existing browser-based security metaphors where they apply
and looking into innovative security and privacy mechanisms where they

On the other hand section 2.2. "Out of scope" explicitly excludes
further thinking about a policy framework. This limits the possibilities
of "innovative security and privacy mechanisms", since one potential
solution is precluded beforehand. We know about the discussions in the
past, but we think it should be left up to the discussions during the
charter period if a policy framework is the right way to go or not.

Furthermore the scope of the work explicitly mentions different types of
devices ("Devices in this context include desktop computers, laptop
computers, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), cellular phones."). Therefore
we think it would be appropriate to add another success criteria which
requires implementations for different device types before going to W3C
Rec (especially mobile and desktop devices) to make sure that the APIs
are implementable in the different environments which are explicitly in
scope of DAP. 

... Ingmar.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2010/11/DeviceAPICharter.html
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