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Re: Proposal to work on Geolocation

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 19:03:38 -0400
Message-ID: <68fba5c50805271603w1bca0f9dy887aa77e874fc2eb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, public-webapi@w3.org

The WebAPI WG seems like the best venue.

- Original message -
Hi, Chaals- Charles McCathieNevile wrote (on 5/27/08 6:3...

On 5/27/08, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
> Hi, Chaals-
> Charles McCathieNevile wrote (on 5/27/08 6:34 PM):
>> On Tue, 27 May 2008 23:38:37 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 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?
>> In which case I presume that someone used their ability to reply to the
>> Team privately instead of being open about what they wanted. This
>> disturbs me a little since it increases the resources and coordination
>> required, IMHO, to do what is a pretty simple piece of work.
> I think you may be overstating how simple this is, for what it's worth.
>   Exposing coordinates sounds simple, sure... but the security and
> privacy implications are stickier, as is the legal landscape (both in
> terms of privacy laws and of IPR).
>> For the record, Opera would also like to see the geolocation work take
>> place inside the webAPI group and is unhappy that it has been removed
>> from the proposed charter for Web Apps.
> Noted.  I will convey your sentiments to the Team.
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI

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