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Re: RESPONSE NEEDED: P3P 1.1 note publication and working group close

From: Matthias Schunter <mts@zurich.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 08:23:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4541FA48.9@zurich.ibm.com>
To: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie+@cs.cmu.edu>
CC: public-p3p-spec <public-p3p-spec@w3.org>, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>

Good plan. Please go ahead with the publication.


Lorrie Cranor wrote:
> Dear Working Group members,
> It's been a long time since you've heard much about the P3P 1.1
> working group activities. Interest in this working group has dwindled
> as companies have refocussed their priorities. Therefore, W3C
> management has recommended that we make a final publication of our
> work and close the working group down.  Although it is somewhat
> disappointing that we were unable to complete the deliverables in our
> charter, I agree that the time has come to issue a final publication
> and move on to other things. The P3P 1.1. working draft is a stable
> and implementable draft, and should there be interest in the future,
> all of our work will be documented and a new working group can pick up
> where we left off. Having been chair of one P3P working group or
> another for nearly 10 years now this decision comes almost as a relief
> to me, and I suspect to some of the rest of you who have been
> contributing to the P3P working groups for many years.
> As you know, the P3P 1.1 Last Call document was published on February
> 10, 2006 [1]. A small number of comments were received and documented
> [2]. No major issues within the scope of P3P 1.1 were raised during
> last call. I am grateful to Matthias Schunter, who volunteered to take
> over as editor of the document and address the minor issues and typos.
> His edited draft is available for your review [3]. You should not find
> any major changes in this draft. In order to give this draft a final
> document status, I propose that we publish it as a Working Group Note
> [4]. This is not a recommendation-track document, but it is something
> that people can refer to and cite. This is the same status we gave to
> APPEL. The APPEL note has been the basis of several implementations
> and it is frequently cited in research papers. I would urge anyone
> doing P3P implementations to include elements from the P3P 1.1 draft,
> all of which are backwards compatible with P3P 1.0.
> Rigo is working on making sure the P3P 1.1 document conforms with W3C
> Note rules and will send us an editor's draft by November 7, with the
> goal of publishing the final note within a week after that. In order
> for that to happen, we need a vote of the working group to move
> forward with the publication of the note. So...
> Please review the draft at
> http://www.w3.org/P3P/2006/WD-P3P11-20061006.html (or just the changes
> if you reviewed the Last Call) and send an email to this mailing list
> indicating a yes or no vote for proceeding with a W3C Note
> publication. I would like to receive all votes by November 10 at 10 am
> US Eastern time. Even if you haven't been paying attention for a
> while, I encourage you to vote so that we have a critical mass of
> people voting.
> Work on P3P implementations and research does continue in many places.
> As an editorial board member for several journals and a conference
> paper reviewer, I see draft papers that cite and use P3P on a regular
> basis. P3P is already built into two major web browsers, and it has
> been adopted by a significant number of web sites [5]. My lab at CMU
> operates a P3P-enabled search engine [6] and I have students who are
> doing some interesting work to see what impact privacy information
> provided via our P3P search engine has on consumers' purchase
> decisions [7]. I believe that the impact of the P3P 1.0 and 1.1
> working groups' work will continue to be felt for some time to come.
> Thanks to all of you for your contributions to this effort over the
> past decade.
> Lorrie Cranor
> 1. http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-P3P11-20060210/Overview.html
> 2. http://www.w3.org/P3P/2006/05-last-call.html
> 3. http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#q78
> 4. http://www.w3.org/P3P/2006/WD-P3P11-20061006.html
> 5. http://lorrie.cranor.org/pubs/icec06.html
> 6. http://search.privacybird.com/
> 7. http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2006/proceedings/p133_gideon.pdf
> -- 
> Lorrie Faith Cranor, Associate Research Professor
> Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy
> Carnegie Mellon University
> http://lorrie.cranor.org/
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