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Re: Accessibility Task Force

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:25:21 -0700
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
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To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>

This plan sounds good to me.

  - Maciej

On Sep 16, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:

> Philippe Le Hegaret writes:
>> On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 12:11 -0400, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
>>> As such, the easiest solution to resolve the Patent Policy  
>>> question is
>>> indeed to create the task force within the HTML Working Group and  
>>> gets
>>> the WAI PF folks who wants to participate in the TF to join the  
>>> HTML WG.
>>
>> One clarification I should make on this statement. From a patent  
>> policy
>> point of view, the TF would be created under the HTML WG umbrella.  
>> But
>> it would still be a joint task between HTML and PF, jointly managed  
>> by
>> both Groups and responsible to both Groups as well. In order to  
>> have a
>> good communication between the two groups, we still need to have a  
>> joint
>> task force.
>>
> I believe this clarification addresses the concerns PF members have
> expressed. I believe we can move forward on this basis. Let me  
> summarize
> my understanding--a.) and b.) below.
>
> I do see the remote possibility of one additional wrinkle--given as  
> c.) below:
>
> 	a.)	The TF will be a joint TF of the HTML and PF WGs,
> jointly managed, and responsible to both WGs.
>
> 	b.)	Anyone from HTML or PF may join the TF, but all TF
> participants will be required to agree formally to the HTML WG's  
> patent
> policy. In effect, this means "join the HTML WG."
>
> 	c.)	Any work the TF may perform to accomodate WAI-ARIA
> within HTML 5 is covered by b.) above. However, should it appear at  
> any
> point that the work of the TF may directly impact the design of
> WAI-ARIA, then all participants of this Joint TF will also be required
> to sign onto PF's patent policy.  This is stated only as a  
> contingency,
> and is not expected to occur.
>
> Will this work?
>
> Please note that PF has not been meeting this week as many of our
> members are participating in a conference in London.
>
> If the above is correct and acceptable, I will take on the task of
> editing the Draft TF Work Statement to reflect this understanding  
> and to
> incorporate the 8 points promolgated by the HTML Co-Chairs. I expect a
> new draft would be available early next week, in time for approval  
> by PF
> (Wednesday) and HTML (Thursday).
>
> Janina
>
> Janina
>
>
>> Philippe
>
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