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Re: CfC: to add Speech API to Charter; deadline January 19

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:26:06 +0100
To: "public-webapps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v8z7psm2wxe0ny@widsith.eng.oslo.osa>
On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:43:26 +0100, Charles McCathieNevile  
<chaals@opera.com> wrote:

> Further explanation from Apple...
> ------- Forwarded message -------
>>> 2. Speech is an area with IPR -- it's been an active research area for  
>>> decades; we may have some. Without doing a lot more work I don't know  
>>> the extent to which the proposed work would encounter IPR, but I think  
>>> it would be prudent to think about that.  It may be best to have the  
>>> work done in a less general-purpose WG (though, as I say above, I  
>>> don't think WebApps should really be seen as general-purpose), and  
>>> actively seek to set a scope and a membership that minimize issues  
>>> down the road.

This feedback has been essentially replicated but more forcefully in  
Team-confidential responses. While it is theoretically possible to put the  
proposal in the charter anyway, in practice it will just get shot down in  
AC review by Team-confidential responses, so it would be a waste of time.

Given that, there is not consensus to add the item.


Chaals (and Art)

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