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[pls] Re: Scalable Language API documentation (R106-4)

From: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 01:11:22 +0900
Message-ID: <46D83DAA.1020209@w3.org>
To: Kurt Fuqua <kfuqua@vailsys.com>
CC: www-voice@w3.org

Dear Kurt,

We really appreciate your thoughtful comments and great contribution
to the W3C's Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS).

As you know, the group has had a long discussion on this topic and
finally made a decision that we do not include the reference to the
Scalable Language API (SLAPI) documentation [a] in the PLS
specification but add an informative note on the peculiarity/ambiguity
of IPA symbols [b].

We would be really glad if you could agree to above decision.

P.S.  I would like to add some clarification on W3C's Patent Policy.
Actually, there is no need for a Royalty-Free licensing commitment if
your text is not included in the document but just informatively
refered. However, it seems what you suggested was a small part of the
SLAPI documentation and rather general, so we thought it should be
mentioned as an informative (and general) note.

[a] https://sourceforge.net/projects/slapi/
[b] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-voice/2007JulSep/0036.html

Sincerely,

Kazuyuki


Baggia Paolo wrote:
 > Dear Kurt Fuqua,
 >
 > Many thanks for sending the reference to SLAPI documentation [1]
 > for the resolution of R106-4.
 >
 > We have examined the contents of the URI and have decided
 > not to include it as a reference for the following reasons:
 > (1) it is not clear what the IPR constraints are,
 > (2) the URI is not from a recognized standards body, and
 > (3) W3C Team is concerned that the URI reference is not stable
 >     and may change or disappear in the future. 
 >
 > We acknowledge the precious work you did for PLS and your
 > suggestions will remain under consideration for future
 > updates to the PLS specification.
 >
 > Paolo Baggia, editor PLS specification
 >
 > [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-voice/2007JulSep/0034.html
 >
 >
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