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Re: Let's set up a mailing list for coordination with ECMA and Web IDL discussion

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 20:24:07 -0400
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Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: ext Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Mike Smith <mike@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
On Sep 27, 2009, at 7:33 PM, ext Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> ECMA TC39 (the group responsible for ECMAScript) has expressed a
> strong interest in having a list for joint discussion with the W3C,
> and particularly the Web Apps WG. And they are especially interested
> in review of Web IDL. I suggest we set up <public-scripting@w3.org>
> (name suggested by Mark Miller) as a list managed by the Web Apps WG
> for both purposes - discussion of Web IDL, and other scripting-related
> coordination issues. I think this would be better than the massive
> cross-posting we've experienced over the past few days.
> Does this sound like a good idea to everyone?

The only concern I have is the potential for an input from someone  
who has not agreed to the W3C's Patent Policy (PP) to be included in  
one of our specs. In practice, the risk for this scenario for the Web  
IDL spec appears to be relatively low. However, at least one of the  
messages in one of these related threads implied there may be an  
impedance mismatch between ECMA's patent policy and the W3C's PP.

I think we should get some input from the W3C Team here but it  
appears the benefits of this proposed list i.e. increased  
communication between ECMA and W3C, outweigh the IP risks so you get  
a tentative Yes from me.

FWIW, I think Doug's earlier proposal to name this list "public-idl"  
was good but I am mostly indifferent as to the name and could  
certainly live with public-scripting.

Mike, Doug - please pursue creating the list.

-Regards, Art Barstow

> If so, how quickly can
> we get it done?
> Regards,
> Maciej
Received on Monday, 28 September 2009 00:25:03 UTC

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