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[Fwd: WebCGM Working Group Approved]

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:51:10 +0200
Message-ID: <48AF26BE.4010509@w3.org>
To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>

attached mail follows:

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

W3C is pleased to announce the approval of the proposed [5] charter 
of the WebCGM Working Group, part of the Graphics Activity:

The group, chaired by Lofton Henderson (OASIS) will work on WebCGM 2.1, 
a small extension to WebCGM 2.0 which will add some features, originally
proposed for WebCGM 2.0, but which were insufficiently mature at that time.

The previous work on WebCGM 2.0 was carried out jointly with OASIS, in
accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding [1]. This MoU allowed, in
clause 5, for extension for follow-on work, provided both parties were
in agreement to carry it out.

Following the AC review [2], and following an examination of the market
adoption of WebCGM and SVG, an amendment to the MoU, to cover WebCGM
2.1, was signed by Steve Bratt of W3C and Patrick Gannon of OASIS [3].

Information about review responses appears below. The Activity is
chartered through 30 April 2010, and expected to consume 0.20 FTE
total. We will send out Calls for Participation in the Working
Groups shortly. More information is available on the group's home page:

This announcement follows section 5 of the W3C Process Document  
"Activities" [4].

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
Philippe Le Hegaret, Interaction Domain Leader;
Chris Lilley, Graphics Activity Lead;
Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

[1] http://www.w3.org/Submission/2006/01/w3c-oasis-cgm-final-051215.pdf
[2] http://www.w3.org/2007/12/Graphics-Activity-renewal/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2008/08/W3C-OASIS-MoU-ammendment/amendment.html
    scan of signed version at
[4] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/activities
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2008JanMar/0039.html

Responses to Member Input

We appreciate the Membership's input to the Activity Proposal [2] of 3
March 2008 [5]. The vast majority of commenters suggested that the
proposal be approved without change. There was one abstention, and one
request for minor changes (in the SVG charter, which were adopted).

One Member noted a requirement for both WebCGM and SVG, in terms of
long-term archival.

A small number of typographic errors in the charter have been
corrected, the dates of milestones adjusted, the link to the WebCGM
2.0 Recommendation is updated, and a link added to the MoU ammendment.

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
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