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Re: Accessibility Task Force

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:08:44 -0400
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090923140844.GC2757@sonata.rednote.net>
The edited draft Work Statement for a joint HTML Accessibility Task
Force is at:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-task-force.html

PF will move on this draft during it's teleconference today.

I believe this draft also covers the additional points in:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0904.html

Janina

Janina Sajka writes:
> 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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> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.202.595.7777;
> 		sip:janina@CapitalAccessibility.Com
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> 
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Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.202.595.7777;
		sip:janina@CapitalAccessibility.Com
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Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
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Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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