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Fwd: DAP rechartering

From: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:29:32 -0400
Cc: W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D236737C-FCE0-406D-B8D2-BE2410E4D33D@fjhirsch.com>
To: public-sysapps@w3.org
[cross-posting SysApps public list and DAP public list deliberately]

The W3C Device APIs WG is planning around the process for re-chartering later this year. As part of this process we are considering the work that should be included in the re-chartering. Please see below.

From the SysApps mail list it appears that the SysApps WG has discontinued work and no longer has chairs [1], but in the interest of visibility and transparency to members on the SysApps list, I am sending this note.

 If there is any work that you think should be considered within DAP that we are not aware of please let us know. 


regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Chair, W3C Device APIs WG (DAP)


[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sysapps/2015Mar/0009.html

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
> Subject: DAP rechartering
> Date: June 18, 2015 at 10:41:55 AM EDT
> To: W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
> Resent-From: public-device-apis@w3.org
> Hi all,
> As you may know, the charter of our group expires at the end of this year; it looks unlikely that all of our ongoing work [1] will be done by then.
> Assuming we want to finish the said work, we will need to recharter the group: given recent evolutions in the charter management practices in W3C, I don't expect we could simply extend our charter another time.
> Although the end of the year is 6 months away, the rechartering process can easily take two months, so it is not too early to think of the content of our new charter.
> I have thus started a github repository to let us collaborate on an updated charter for our group:
>  https://github.com/w3c/dap-charter/
>  http://w3c.github.io/dap-charter/DeviceAPICharter.html
> I started from our existing charter, removed work items that were obviously no longer in our target, added details about those we have since started working on, and made several additional editorial changes:
>  https://github.com/w3c/dap-charter/commits/gh-pages
> I have also started filing issues that I feel need to be addressed in the new charter:
> https://github.com/w3c/dap-charter/issues
> The gist of the most substantive of these issues are:
> * With the SysApps Working Group stopping its work, I think it would be useful to discuss if any of the work that was assumed to be done in SysApps should be reconsidered for DAP, in particular the PIM APIs and the messaging API. If not, we should remove them from the list
> * We should also look at other standardization opportunities; for instance, new sensor APIs, or maybe standardizing the work done in some of the CGs (e.g. Web Bluetooth) [assuming they're interested in such a thing]
> * More generally, should we strive for an open-ended charter where adding new deliverables that fit the scope of the charter doesn't require a rechartering?
> Feedback on these issues and on the draft charter overall, here or on github would be most welcomed.
> Thanks,
> Dom
> 1. http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/#roadmap
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