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RE: Co-chair

From: Deborah Dahl <dahl@conversational-technologies.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:21:18 -0400
To: "'Glen Shires'" <gshires@google.com>, "'Young, Milan'" <Milan.Young@nuance.com>
Cc: <public-speech-api@w3.org>
Message-ID: <043e01cd4818$2490b250$6db216f0$@conversational-technologies.com>
I think it would be very helpful to have Milan as a co-chair. I think having
part of the CG's  leadership come from the speech industry will help us
strike the appropriate balance between simplicity and functionality for an
API that's widely useful in a range of development scenarios. 


From: Glen Shires [mailto:gshires@google.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 3:45 PM
To: Young, Milan
Cc: public-speech-api@w3.org
Subject: Re: Co-chair



I believe we are in agreement on all three priorities that you list, and
that this CG is rapidly converging on a spec that meets those criteria.
(Note that this CG was formed just over two months ago).


I believe the simple, informal structure that we have now is working well.
We have healthy email discussions of the pros/cons of various issues, and we
are converging on resolutions. Are there specific issues that you believe
are not being addressed or resolved by the group in a timely manner?



Glen Shires



On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Young, Milan <Milan.Young@nuance.com>

I believe our community group has matured to the point where we would
benefit from a second chair.  I would like to volunteer for this position.


If I were elected, I would operate on the following priorities:

.       Develop a specification that is attractive to the browser vendors.
This means cutting feature which are difficult to implement in the interest
of widespread adoption.  I believe Glen and I are aligned on this point.

.       Support a range of development use cases from the casual web authors
to the professionals.  This means making the easy things as easy as possible
while at the same time giving the power users the features they need for
enterprise-grade applications.

.       Plan to merge our work into an official standards-track deliverable
within the next year.


If any of you support these goals and believe I am qualified to fulfill
these duties, please make your support known to this list.  If you have
concerns regarding my abilities or would prefer another representative,
please also feel free to discuss.


Note that the CG process doesn't define a formal process for chair elections
[1].  There is only the simple statement: "The participants of the Group
choose their Chair(s)."




[1] http://www.w3.org/community/about/agreements/


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