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Comments made in the F2F meeting re rechartering, for the minutes

From: Bryan Sullivan <blsaws@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:22:19 +0900
Message-ID: <AANLkTinBXtGocs5S5ODOZ+FtH+p4Us0-L7rCfL=wEHmd@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-device-apis <public-device-apis@w3.org>
For the minutes, a summary of comments I provided in the meeting on the
rechartering discussion, re the points below:

Removal of policy framework from charter:
* AT&T position is that this is an important aspect. However in the current
group context, with the intent to refocus on the "open Web APIs" and related
security approaches that may attract involvement by major browser vendors,
AT&T supports the removal of the policy framework from the new DAP charter.
We believe that market introduction of the work ongoing outside W3C in this
area, will provide impetus for W3C to consider this work in the future, but
the timing and context of the current rechartering effort does not support
the continued work on this approach under the new charter.

General objective to remove APIs that cannot be demonstrated to work from a
browser environment ("open Web"):
* The criteria is too fuzzy to use as a means to omit work from the charter.
* To help ensure this criteria "cannot be demonstrated to work from a
browser environment" is consistently applied, examples should be provided of
some that "work" and some that "don't work", so alternate/contrasting
examples can be provided as desired.

Privacy:
* We should keep privacy in the charter until the results of the upcoming
workshop can be assessed.
* We would support publication of the current work as W3C notes at least,
and expand if possible to inclusion of a specification for declarative
intent of applications re privacy-sensistive data usage, e.g. based upon
W3C's POWDER specification. This could be scoped narrowly enough to ensure
that any IPR concerns are addressed.

Bryan Sullivan | AT&T
Received on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 02:22:52 GMT

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