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Where we are

From: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 14:40:57 -0400
Message-Id: <3D0C7EF5-103E-4E41-AC51-7AE0B8338E45@w3.org>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org

Hi all,

Thanks everyone for joining this list, welcome!

I just wanted to introduce myself and give a quick update on where we  
are [1].  Some of this will be a bit of "inside baseball", so I'll  
follow up on the technical conversations separately in their  
appropriate threads.

I'm Matt Womer, one of the proposed W3C Team Contacts for this Working  
Group.  I'm also the contact for Voice Browser, POWDER, and Device  
Descriptions.  Some of you I know and have worked with in the past,  
others I'm just meeting now.  Given the stellar list of people who  
have expressed an interest in this area, I'm sure we're doing  
something good.

Process-wise, thus far the group has been mentioned in an "advance  
notice" to the W3C Advisory Committee (AC), which roughly sketched-out  
the work we may do.  The follow up to that will be a proposed charter  
for the Working Group, which is a detailed work plan with  
deliverables, schedules, dependencies, as well as a proposed  
Chairperson.  (If you are interested in chairing the group, or have a  
suggestion as to who should chair, please contact me.  There's a brief  
guide to chairing at [2].)

I have been writing a draft charter over the past few days.  Once the  
charter is sufficiently edited, reviewed, etc, and approved, our WG  
gets officially formed and we're off.  This takes some time, so in the  
interest of not losing momentum Doug established this list for public  
discussion.

Aside from writing the charter, I have also been contacting interested  
parties to join our group.  If there is someone you think I should be  
in contact with, please let me know.

As you've likely already seen in Andrei's mail [3] (thanks Andrei!)  
there is a corner of W3C [4] Web space that we can play in until our  
WG gets it's official home.  I'd like to use this space for draft  
proposals that we can then reference in our discussions here.  If  
you'd like to contribute another API proposal, please contact me, and  
we'll see about getting authorized, etc.

I look forward to working with all of you, feel free to contact me  
with any comments, questions, chain letters, or suggestions.

Thanks,

-Matt Womer


[1] I also wanted to be the first (hopefully last?) to make a location  
joke
[2] http://www.w3.org/Guide/chair-roles.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-geolocation/2008Jun/0000.html
[4] http://dev.w3.org/geo/Overview.html
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