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Working Group Decision to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 11:00:12 -0400
Message-ID: <518BB9FC.6060604@intertwingly.net>
To: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
CC: public-html-media@w3.org
On 02/08/2013 03:05 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On 01/22/2013 01:03 PM, Paul Cotton wrote:
>> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish as a First Public
>> Working Draft (FPWD) the following Encrypted Media Extensions document:
>>
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/raw-file/tip/encrypted-media/encrypted-media-fpwd.html
>>
>> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive
>> responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Wednesday
>> January 30, this resolution will carry.
>>
>> Considerations to note:
>>
>> - As a First Public Working Draft, this publication will trigger
>> patent policy review.
>>
>> - As a Working Draft publication, the document does not need not be
>> complete, to meet all technical requirements, or to have consensus on
>> the contents.
>
> This call for consensus does not pass.
>
> The chairs found that there were two categories of objections.  The
> first was that this was not the type of work that those that expressed
> this objection felt belonged at the W3C.  Others clearly differed.  The
> second was that this work did not contain enough information to be
> implemented interoperably, and was not on a path to do so.
>
> For the first objection, the co-chairs sought advice from W3C
> Management.  The following email is the result:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-admin/2013Feb/0122.html
>
> Based on this input, the chairs find that this work is in scope.  Should
> this situation change, we will revisit the decision at that time.
>
> Examining the objections related to the question as to whether the
> candidate FPWD contains enough information to be implemented
> interoperably, the chairs found that much of the input on this has
> lacked specifics, so at this time we are putting out a call for clear
> and specific bug reports to be filed against the Encrypted Media
> Extensions component in bugzilla[1] by February 15th.  Once that is
> complete, we will seek an recommendation by the EME editors on how to
> proceed with these bugs.
>
> Note that the W3C process requirements for a FPWD[2] are fairly low:
>
>      Consensus is not a prerequisite for approval to publish; the
>      Working Group MAY request publication of a Working Draft even if
>      it is unstable and does not meet all Working Group requirements.
>
> Accordingly, when we re-evaluate the request to publish an FPWD, we will
> consider only concrete and specific objections that have been filed in
> the form of bugs. The determination will be based on whether there is a
> good faith effort to resolve such bugs, but with no requirement that all
> new or currently open bugs have been closed

The HTML WG co-chairs have reviewed[3] the efforts to resolve these bugs 
and found there to be a good faith effort to do so, and accordingly are 
approving the request to publish EME[4] as a FPWD.

  == Appealing this Decision ==

If anyone strongly disagrees with the content of the decision and would 
like to raise a Formal Objection[5], they may do so at this time. Formal 
Objections are reviewed by the Director in consultation with the Team. 
Ordinarily, Formal Objections are only reviewed as part of a transition 
request[6].

- Sam Ruby

> [1] http://tinyurl.com/7tfambo
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr#first-wd
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-media/2013Apr/0093.html
[4] 
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/raw-file/tip/encrypted-media/encrypted-media-fpwd.html
[5] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#WGAppeals
[6] http://www.w3.org/2005/08/01-transitions.html
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