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Re: Co-chair

From: Glen Shires <gshires@google.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:40:08 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEE5bcgGuK3cFPB1x=CqAgv+y4PqB17=84pEVEU5MiXFNCiLMg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jim Barnett <Jim.Barnett@genesyslab.com>
Cc: Bjorn Bringert <bringert@google.com>, Satish S <satish@google.com>, "Young, Milan" <Milan.Young@nuance.com>, "Raj (Openstream)" <raj@openstream.com>, Deborah Dahl <dahl@conversational-technologies.com>, public-speech-api@w3.org
Yes, our plan has always been to merge our work into an official
standards-track deliverable. Prior to forming this CG we explored several
options, including adding it to the charter of WebApps, but that was
hindered by a lack of specific spec/scope.

Now that we are getting close to completing the first draft of the spec, we
should revisit putting the spec on the standards-track in WebApps and/or
other W3C groups. Let me know your suggestions of potential other W3C

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 4:29 AM, Jim Barnett <Jim.Barnett@genesyslab.com>wrote:

> However,  I haven't seen any progress on Milan's third priority:
>        Plan to merge our work into an official standards-track
> deliverable within the next year.
> I consider this to be very important.  I would also like to see a more
> formal procedure for making decisions.  I think that adding Milan as a
> co-chair can help in both areas.
> - Jim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bjorn Bringert [mailto:bringert@google.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:05 AM
> To: Satish S
> Cc: Young, Milan; Raj (Openstream); Deborah Dahl; Glen Shires;
> public-speech-api@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Co-chair
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Satish S <satish@google.com> wrote:
> >> Support for EMMA (FPR-4) was the second-most demanded feature of such
> >> an API, yet this group has been haggling since inception on whether
> >> we need such a feature at all.  It would be one thing if the
> >> arguments were part of a grass roots movement across the industry,
> >> but they are not.  The opponents are almost unanimously aligned under
> >> the Google flag which holds both the chair and editor positions.  This
> doesn't feel like a community.
> >
> >
> > Looking back at the mailing list archives, it is clear that most of
> > the questions about EMMA usage were raised by me and I am neither a
> > chair nor an editor. Adding more chairs to the CG isn't going to
> > change this. To their credit both Glen and Hans have been trying find
> > a common language among all the discussions.
> >
> > Also note that all of my proposals and questions come from my web
> > developer background and such perspectives are something the group
> > will get a lot when taking the API proposal to the standards track.
> >
> > What we clearly need is to get more web developers and UA vendors
> > participate, not more chairs or editors.
> +1
> --
> Bjorn Bringert
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