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Re: Work in Progress on Geolocation Working Group (Advance Notice)

From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 02:18:31 -0700
Message-ID: <48450C67.4030206@oracle.com>
To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
CC: w3c-ac-members@w3.org, public-pling@w3.org

 >The Geolocation Working Group would be tasked with developing an 
interface for accessing location information in a secure and privacy- 
sensitive manner ...

I did not see a work item covering policies for security and privacy.  
Did I miss something?

All the best, Ashok


Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
>
> This is advance notice that the Team is drafting a charter for a
> new Working Group to work on geolocation on the Web, envisioned
> as part of the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.
>
> Devices that are capable of locating themselves in space, such as
> GPS receivers and mobile phones have become increasingly common
> and have enabled a number of new and interesting applications.
> These devices may obtain their position from a variety of
> sources, including satellites (e.g. a GPS), Wi-Fi or cellular
> signal triangulation (e.g.  mobile phones), explicit user input,
> or other methods.
>
> The Geolocation Working Group would be tasked with developing an
> interface for accessing location information in a secure and
> privacy- sensitive manner and making it available to Web
> applications.  The Working Group would focus on developing this
> interface for access via script, and might develop other
> interfaces such as markup, HTTP headers, or another means.
>
> A draft charter is not yet available, but the anticipated
> work items are:
>
>   * A Recommendation detailing the interface described above.
>   * An informational test suite document that covers the
>     Recommendation.
>
> The charter may also include:
>
>   * A Working Group Note to serve as an introduction,
>     tutorial and primer for using the Recommendation in practice.
>   * A Working Group Note that contains use cases and requirements
>     as collected by the Working Group's members.
>
> Please send both statements of support and member-confidential
> substantive comments to the member only <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>
> list (archived at [1]).  For public statements please use the
> <public-geolocation@w3.org list (archived at [2]).  We may send
> out a draft charter before the formal review if there is
> significant input or expressions of interest.  If you have any
> questions, please feel free to contact Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>.
>
> This announcement follows section 6.2.2 of the Process Document
> http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups#WGCharterDevelopment
>
> For Tim Berners-Lee, Director, and
> Philipp Hoschka, Ubiquitous Web Domain Lead;
> Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-forum/
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-geolocation/
>
>   
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