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Re: new updated roadmap available

From: Raphaël Dard <Dard@intracen.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 16:22:04 +0200
Message-Id: <4A2551AB.8DE1.0088.0@intracen.org>
To: "Renjish Kumar" <renjish.kumar@gmail.com>, "Stephane Boyera" <boyera@w3.org>
Cc: "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Hi Stephan, Renjish and all,

Your exchange suggests an important aspect. If the group is working on
"mobile web for development", I guess we also need to have a small
section on:
- General issues/challenges the mobile solutions can/should address (in
the development context),

- Specific advantages and challenges of each mobile technology (i.e.
SMS vs GPRS, etc.)
should indeed be closely linked with
- Major challenges for developing and accessing mobile services. 

Here we need to remember that we talk about a long list of countries
and almost as many specific contexts (including within countries
themselves, urban/rural, etc.). We may want to categorize contexts in
order to point to adapted/suitable solutions.

Finally, typing content into the road map will reveal to us what
structure makes more sense. Maybe we could also make use of internal
document links?

Steph, what process would you suggest, so that we make the best
collaborative writing effort?
I know that wikipedia (mediawiki) has a discussion page attached to
each article and it seems to do wonders. Maybe you could create such a
page (roadmapv2-discussion), so we centralize all the discussion points?
Multiplying and dispersed emails seem less efficient.

Last point to share, I found that "subscribing" to
http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmapv2 is quite useful as I am
told (by email) when changes have occurred in the page.


>>> Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org> 02/06/2009 10:04 >>>
Hi Renjish,

Thanks for your comments. my views:

> Shall we bring in the technology section before the challenges?
> By this, we can summarize the status quo on available technologies, 
> tools etc... and then discuss the challenges (which includes the
> and technology challenges), most of which you have listed.

That sounds indeed reasonable. Let's hear what other people think.

> I presume that the conclusions section will discuss the potential 
> directions to be taken? Can we have this as a separate section before

> conclusions and then keep conclusions as a more general and brief 
> summary of the key items in the document?

In my view, the direction to be taken would appear in both technology 
and challenges section.
Particularly, in the challenges section, for each identified item, when

possible, we might be able to propose workaround that possible today in

specific cases, and more long term R&D or standardization activities. 
e.g. for illiteracy and content in local languages, possible options 
today is to either use trusted intermediaries (e.g. VPO) or to use 
non-textual channel such as voice. On more longer term, the association

of menaingful icons with voice annotation is a potential direction to 
follow. so that's why i propose that future directions to be explored
each challenge. and also in each technology when appropriate. e.g. in 
voice, availability of fully standard-compliant free and open source 
voice browser, or definition of usability guidelines are challenges
to a specific technology and should appear in the releated section.

> Regards
> Renjish
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org 
> <mailto:boyera@w3.org>> wrote:
>     Dear All,
>     as promised, i worked a the new instance of the roadmap i
>     during last call.
>     I tried to integrate the resolution and discussions we had last
>     For those who were on the call during the may 18 call, please let
>     know if i forgot some stuff.
>     The new version is at
>     http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmapv2 
>     i prefered to create a plain new uri. i put a deprecated flag on
>     previous one (http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmap )
>     and link the new one from the wiki MW4D home
>     (http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/MW4D ) and the Mw4D home
>     (ressource section) http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/ 
>     all comments are welcome, and we will continue discussion during
>     next call (June 8)
>     Cheers
>     Stephane
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Stephane Boyera		stephane@w3.org 
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