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Re: Proposal to work on Geolocation

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 18:07:10 -0400
Message-ID: <483C860E.1080105@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, public-webapi@w3.org, chaals@opera.com

Hi, Maciej-

Maciej Stachowiak wrote (on 5/27/08 5:38 PM):
> 
> I could not find record of any such objection in the Advisory Committee 
> mailing list archives, or any record of an official W3C decision on this 
> point. As Team contact, could you please explain who made this decision 
> and on what basis?

There was a substantive AC Representatives review comment regarding this 
deliverable, but it was a Team-only comment, and thus there's not much I 
can say about it.  It's not my favorite way of operating, and I wish I 
could say more, but at the same time, I have to honor Member 
confidentiality.

You can see my original charter proposal here (an earlier draft that 
includes the Geolocation API):
   http://www.w3.org/2007/12/WebApps-Charter/WebApp-Charter-2007-proposed
   http://www.w3.org/2007/12/WebApps-Charter/webapps-deliverables.html


I want to reiterate that W3C is *not* dropping the Geolocation API... we 
merely propose to move it to a dedicated WG.  I am ambivalent about this 
myself: on the one hand, I think there is considerable momentum and 
interest in doing this in the WebApps WG; on the other, it's a subject 
that many Members may want to join, who are not necessarily interested 
in other WebApps deliverables.

There is something to be said for having a subject covered exclusively 
by a dedicated WG with a manageable mailing list load, too. :)

Again, we are actively encouraging all interested parties to join this 
new Geolocation WG, and we will expedite its creation as far as we can. 
  Don't panic. :)

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI
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