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Re: Fwd: Web Media Text Tracks Community Group Launched

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:41:30 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mwY_oKMj92Jm5763Nf89nYnFCUhukQrghWRmxj+Lob0g@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi John,

So, the process that the creation of a Community Group goes through
requires that at least 5 people support their creation. You can see
that for other groups at http://www.w3.org/community/groups/proposed/

We've had 5 people support the creation, so we have moved onto the
next stage which is that the group was created. This just happened
minutes before I forwarded the email.

A newly created group doesn't have a chair yet. You can learn more
about the involved processes here:
http://www.w3.org/community/about/tool/#choose-chair . This group
doesn't yet have a chair, but we will propose David Singer to become
the chair once a sufficient number of people have actually joined the
group. Just supporting the creation of the group doesn't make you a
member when it is created - you have to click again to join, so all
these other still have to join.

Essentially we are now giving this group a few days - maybe a week -
before sending out the first email on the mailing list and kick of the
selection of a chair and the first discussions. This is how new it all

Hope this helps.


On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 1:03 PM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Hi Silvia,
> Some confusing info here. When I check that page, I see 2 members (huh?). The same page states that there are no chairs AND that at least one chair has been selected. Which is it?
> John Foliot
> Program Manager
> Stanford Online Accessibility Program
> http://soap.stanford.edu
> Tel: 650-468-5785
> + sent from my Xoom tablet - Go Android! +
> Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>Just a few hours ago I put in a proposal for a Media Text Tracks
>>Community Group, which would focus on all issues around WebVTT and
>>text tracks.
>>Enough people have already joined to actually launch this group, which
>>was quicker than expected.
>>If you are interested in the nitty-gritty details of captioning and
>>how we convert between different caption formats and get them
>>displayed in Web pages, you might want to consider also joining this
>>group at http://www.w3.org/community/texttracks/join .
>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>From:  <public-council@w3.org>
>>Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:25 PM
>>Subject: Web Media Text Tracks Community Group Launched
>>With your support, W3C has launched the Web Media Text Tracks
>>Community Group and invites
>>you to join the group.
>>Thank you,
>>W3C Community Development Team
Received on Friday, 30 September 2011 03:42:19 UTC

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