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Call for API contributions to WEBRTC WG

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:14:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4DF8CC3D.2010004@alvestrand.no>
To: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Team,

as stated in our charter, our deliverables say:

The working group will deliver specifications that cover at least the
following functions, unless they are found to be fully specified
within other working groups' finished results:

Media Stream Functions - API functions to manipulate media streams for
interactive real-time communications, connecting various processing
functions to each other, and to media devices and network connections,
including media manipulation functions for e.g. allowing to
synchronize streams.
Audio Stream Functions - An extension of the Media Stream Functions to
process audio streams, to enable features such as automatic gain
control, mute functions and echo cancellation.
Video Stream Functions - An extension of the Media Stream Functions to
process video streams, to enable features such as bandwidth limiting,
image manipulation or "video mute".
Functional Component Functions - API functions that allow to query for
the components present in an implementation, instantiate them, and
connect them to media streams.
P2P Connection Functions - API functions to establish peer-to-peer
connections between Web browsers, independent of the network protocols
used to establish the connections between peers.

The working group may decide to group the specified functions in one
or more specifications.

This is a call for contributions for API specifications that can be
used as a starting point for an editor's draft for one or more of
these functions - in
particular, the Media Stream, Audio Stream, Video Stream and P2P
Connection functions.

If you have an API specification that you think is suitable as a basis
for of this WG's deliverables, please send a note to the WG mailing
list stating:

- Where this document is to be found
- An assertion that the submitter is ready to make the IPR statements
required by W3C policy [1]
- A statement on your belief in the status of the document (rough
outline, complete-but-unstable specification,
complete-and-unchangeable)
- A description of any implementation work you know of that is ongoing
to verify the API's suitability for these purposes

The chairs expect to present a proposal for work based on incoming
contributions before the July face-to-face meeting of the WG

[1] The IPR statement required is an assertion that, as indicated in
the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy (section 3.1 [2]), you, as group
participant, agree to make available under W3C RF licensing
requirements any Essential Claims related to that document (noting the
exceptions in section 4 of the W3C Patent Policy [3]).

[2] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-W3C-RF-license
[3] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exclusion
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