W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-audio@w3.org > July to September 2013

Preparing the vote on the data race issue

From: Olivier Thereaux <Olivier.Thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:50:58 +0000
To: "public-audio@w3.org WG" <public-audio@w3.org>
Message-ID: <08004756-1F84-4AD4-9A76-2575EDE518BA@bbc.co.uk>
Dear all,

It is now most unlikely that the group will reach consensus on the question of "data races".
Per the W3C process [1], we are therefore preparing a vote on the issue.
[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies#Votes

The vote will be held as follows:

* Each organisation and invited expert listed as member of the WG will be able to vote
 The full list is available at: http://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=46884&public=1&gs=1&order=org

* Each organisation gets a single vote. Invited experts also get one vote each. W3C staff may cast a single vote for their organisation.

* There will be a single question put to the vote. Voters will chose one of three options :

 1. No change in the API. The spec will include a clarifying statement about the fact that effects of modifying a buffer while reading its data is not specified and might yield unexpected results.

 2. ROC's proposal, as archived at: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-audio/2013AprJun/0644.html

 3. Jer's alternative proposal, as archived at: https://gist.github.com/jernoble/6034137

We encourage participants in the discussion to help with the formulation and summary of each option put to the vote. Please use the bugzilla issue to discuss summary/wording for each solution being put to the vote: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22725

* The vote will be held via the W3C's web-based polling system, and will run for one week. We plan to begin and announce the vote on Wednesday, 31st of July - which will give us a few days to tweak the wording of each proposal.

* Proceedings of the vote, as well as its results, will be public.

* The proposal with the most votes will be recorded as being the group's decision.

* If two proposals are tied with the largest amount of votes, a second vote will be held with only those two options.

* If all the proposals are tied, further discussion and submission of alternatives will be open for a week, after which point another vote will be organised.

* If one participating organisation wishes to formally object to the result of the vote, they may do so, and their objection will be recorded. See W3C process section 3.5 http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies#WGAppeals

* The group's chair(s) may agree to revisit the decision in the future if presented with new information. See W3C process section 3.3.4

Any comment on this process is welcome. As mentioned above, we also encourage participants in the discussion to help with the formulation and summary of each option put to the vote.

Many Thanks,

Chris Lowis and Olivier Thereaux, W3C Audio WG co-chairs

This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and
may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated.
If you have received it in
error, please delete it from your system.
Do not use, copy or disclose the
information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender
Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails
sent or received.
Further communication will signify your consent to
Received on Friday, 26 July 2013 13:51:27 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 19:03:23 UTC