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Re: Belated Regrets and infos on SVG Open/SVG in IE

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 18:48:19 +0100
To: Andreas Neumann <a.neumann@carto.net>
Message-Id: <C30FC143-5A1E-43FA-829B-89DF5DFD0BCC@berjon.com>
Cc: "SVG IG List" <public-svg-ig@w3.org>

On Nov 6, 2008, at 17:41 , Andreas Neumann wrote:
> I am sorry but I couldn't make it to todays meeting.

Me too, I was with customers almost all day.

> SVG Open:
> I did not hear back from Brad Neuberg (Google) - but he is still on
> holidays. I am expecting an answer next week. I forwarded you an  
> inquiry
> from China regarding SVG Open 2009 or 2010. I don't think it would  
> be a
> good idea to hold SVG Open 2009 in China, but depending on what you  
> think
> it may or may not be an option for 2010. I will inform you as soon  
> as I
> know more.

Can you elaborate on why you think it would be a bad idea, or is it  
just a question of it being on short notice? Do we have information on  
SVG usage in China, on what's supported in phones and the like?

> SVG plugin for IE:
> currently the most promising lead in this direction is using Mozilla  
> SVG
> for the plugin. Jonathan Watt could work on this (from december on),  
> but
> he still doesn't have official backing by the Mozilla management.  
> Jonathan
> thinks that the project needs to have official backing to make it an
> official Mozilla supported project. Otherwise support and security  
> updates
> can't be guaranteed and it wouldn't be accepted by organizations to
> install. I think he is right on this. It seems like our next step  
> should
> be to convince Mozilla management that it is worthwile to spend some
> resources (manpower, marketing) on the SVG in IE project.

Does that means that he's leaving Joost? (not an important question,  
but I'm keeping a tally :)

Is there any way in which he believes that we could help him convince  
management? Would it help if we got some organisations to manifest  
interest?

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