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Minutes of Audio WG Teleconference, 2012-05-23

From: olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 07:59:24 +0100
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To: Audio Working Group <public-audio@w3.org>
Dear all,

The minutes of our meeting on 23rd May 2012 are available online:

 Clarifying the issues process
 Charter, MIDI draft
 Usage/Reference to OpenAL
 Frequency of teleconferences

Given the recent review of the web audio API by Marcus and Philip at Opera, we had a short discussion to clarify how we want to use the tracker tool efficiently. We agreed on the meaning of issue statuses as written in [1]. There was mostly a discussion on whether the editor should "Close" issues when he's done or whether there should be a review period. Chris likes having some kind of review, partly because he feels it would be time-consuming to have to announce whenever he closes an issue. As a result, Doug contacted the W3C systems team to see if an automated e-mail could be sent whenever an issue gets closed.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-audio/2012AprJun/0357.html

We then had a discussion on the rechartering and the milestones, based on the strawman  proposal I sent [2] and the following discussions. I will circulate another proposal to reflect the discussion. We also mentioned the new Editor's draft of the MIDI API[3], and the experimental implementation.

[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-audio/2012AprJun/0382.html
[3] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/audio/raw-file/tip/midi/specification.html

Next on the agenda was the reference to OpenAL in the web audio spec, as mentioned in ISSUE-61. The web audio api draft only gives a rough reference to OpenAL in AudioPanner and AudioListener, and that is problematic because we cannot find the IP licensing terms of that spec, nor do we know whether we could quote parts of the spec without copyright issues. Doug will investigate.

Finally, in a fit of meta-ness, we discussed teleconferences. Several ideas were considered to reconcile the fact that our teleconferences are an important heartbeat of the group (Doug mentioned that groups which stop their regular teleconferences often tend to slip and see little progress) and the fact that it is almost impossible to find a time that satisfies everyone. We agreed:
* that for the time being we should keep the weekly rhythm
* that whenever a resolution is passed on the teleconference, members have a week to challenge it or ask for clarification on the mailing-list before it is considered passed
*  and that we should dedicate most of the teleconference time to issues/technical discussions

 All present felt it was important to dedicate the next teleconference to the list of issues recently submitted by Opera. We should try and find a time suitable for at least the web audio editor (Chris) and the Opera guys (Philip and Marcus). 

Next meeting: tentatively Wednesday 30th May. Time: TBD
You can find all our meeting minutes and resolutions at:

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