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RE: The HTML Patent Advisory Group formed

From: Wiswell, Virginia <Virginia.Wiswell@dowjones.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:10:16 -0400
Message-ID: <9A1779E0A246D7119F5400805FA7550E0E8C43@CKPMXSMB01>
To: "'Philipp Hoschka'" <ph@w3.org>, Jerry Mead <jerrym@meadroid.com>
Cc: public-web-plugins@w3.org

i'm having a bit of a hard time with this private group thing. my livelihood
depends on this stuff and it would be nice to feel represented. are there
any ad hoc or special memberships if you don't work for one of the w3c
members?

-----Original Message-----
From: Philipp Hoschka [mailto:ph@w3.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 10:00 AM
To: Jerry Mead
Cc: public-web-plugins@w3.org
Subject: Re: The HTML Patent Advisory Group formed



Jerry,

point taken, and apologies.

Here is the announcement, as it appeared on the W3C homepage on Sept 23:

W3C Launches HTML Patent Advisory Group

    2003-09-23: Under W3C [76]Current Patent Practice, a Patent Advisory
    Group (PAG) has been launched to study issues for HTML-related Working
    Drafts and Recommendations raised by the court case of Eolas v.
    Microsoft and US Patent 5,838,906. Public discussion takes place on
    the [77]public-web-plugins@w3.org mailing list. Read the [78]FAQ and
    visit the [79]HTML home page and the [80]HTML PAG public home page.
    ([81]News archive)

      [76] http://www.w3.org/TR/patent-practice#sec-PAG
      [77] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-plugins/
      [78] http://www.w3.org/2003/09/public-faq.html
      [79] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/
      [80] http://www.w3.org/2003/09/pag.html
      [81] http://www.w3.org/News/2003#item156

-Philipp Hoschka
Interaction Domain Leader, W3C

Jerry Mead a écrit:
> The charter is announced here:
> 
>   http://www.w3.org/2003/09/w3c-html-pag-charter.html
> 
> Quotes:
> 
> "The mailing list archives of the HTML PAG are member-only."
> 
> "This charter as well as the PAG report to the Director will be public. At
> regular intervals, the PAG should also provide status updates to the
> public."
> 
> "To communicate with the public, the PAG should use the
> public-web-plugins@w3.org list."
> 
> However the formation of the HTML PAG seems to have been announced via the
> press in the article that Richard Smith linked to:
> 
>   http://news.com.com/2100-1032-5082046.html
> 
> but not yet on this list.
> 
> Let's hope the status updates won't go the same way.
> 
> Jerry Mead
> http://www.meadroid.com/
> 
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 25 September 2003 10:14:18 UTC

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