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Re: network neutrality and speech codecs

From: James Salsman <jsalsman@talknicer.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:22:01 -0600
Message-ID: <CAD4=uZbo0NZCz2z1CWYZi9cqaQzm001eZeo-bjvWUsHTEL3wNw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org, robin@berjon.com
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM,  <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:
>
>... the chairs do have a responsibility to keep the WG moving forward and not
> revisiting previously decided matters, or items that are out of scope.

I have never consented to the chairs' unsubstantiated claim that the
matter has been decided or is out of scope. It is an important issue
on which the Director has been vocal, and I see no professional
responsibility or engineering merit in failing to follow his lead on
these issues.  Do the chairs think it is responsible to turn their
back on helping users and application authors confirm network service
levels and standards?

> is there any new technical information here to discuss?

Yes, I propose that the Device API and Policy Working Group endorse
the FCC's Order at
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2010/db1223/FCC-10-201A1.pdf
including the technical specifications in Part III.

Moreover, my proposal to support FLAC as well as Speex in Media Capture is new.

I repeat my request that the chairs poll the membership on
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2010Sep/0088.html
but because of the corporate sensitivity inherent in this request, I
am now asking for a secret ballot on the topic.

Sincerely,
James Salsman


> On Oct 10, 2011, at 4:59 PM, ext James Salsman wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
>>> Hi James,
>>>
>>> On Oct 10, 2011, at 20:25 , James Salsman wrote:
>>>> Are you willing to accept a group discussion of whether and how to
>>>> support network neutrality with the network device API?  If not, why
>>>> not?
>>>
>>> Is there any new technical input to this discussion that was not covered last time around?
>>
>> Yes, the FCC recently issued regulations on the matter which I propose
>> we explicitly endorse, and the membership has not yet been polled on
>> the questions of whether to require each of the eight network
>> neutrality measurements I have proposed be made available in the
>> network device API:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2010Sep/0088.html
>>
>>>> How about a discussion of including explicit support for Speex and FLAC codecs?
>>>
>>> At this stage we do not have specifications being actively developed that require codecs of any fashion
>>
>> I am afraid you are mistaken, unless Media Capture has made it to Last
>> Call and I was not informed.
>>
>>> PS: How does this relate to hotel booking?
>>
>> If the chairs continue to forbid polling on these matters, I will not attend.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> James Salsman
>
>
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