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Conclusions from this task force

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:33:53 +0200
Message-ID: <1379320433.5446.312.camel@cumulustier>
To: public-closingthegap@w3.org
Hi all,

As you would have noticed, this mailing list has grown pretty quiet
during the summer, as the results of our common work went through the
final stages of its process.

Let me summarize what happened since June, before looking at the follow
up work:
* the W3C Advisory Committee was briefed during the Tokyo AC Meeting in
June
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-closingthegap/2013Jun/0000.html

* end of June and early July, I worked on turning our identified
priorities into more concrete action plans and looked at getting support
from W3C staff on enacting them

* mid-July, W3C management approved these actions plans and lined up the
relevant resources to put them in place; in particular, I have been put
in charge (as "mobile czar") of ensuring that the highlighted priorities
get indeed the attention they deserve from the relevant working groups —
in particular, I am to drive this through the staff-internal "strategic
management of standards" quarterly meetings

* I started drafting a comprehensive report on the various items that
have been discussed on our list
http://www.w3.org/2013/07/mobile-gap-analysis/ (while that document is
now almost feature-complete, I plan on revising it substantially to make
it more digestible)

* the Web and Mobile IG was chartered last month to serve as the vehicle
to drive the mobile agenda in W3C, incl. ensuring good progress on
closing the gap http://www.w3.org/Mobile/IG/

* three weeks ago, Scott blogged on the W3C blog to summarize his
findings on the needs for new UX (based on our discussions this spring):
http://www.w3.org/QA/2013/08/enabling_new_types_of_web_user.html

* last week, Marcos Caceres organized with the Responsive Images CG a
meeting (with help from W3C staff) to highlight the next steps in this
space; an early (and incomplete) summary is in development at
https://github.com/ResponsiveImagesCG/paris-meetup/blob/master/summary.md

While I am already glad of the progress this task force has enabled, I
think we would all agree that most of the work remains ahead of us.

As alluded above, the Web and Mobile Interest Group is where I will be
putting a lot of my efforts to drive that work; at least three (probably
more) of this task force participants have already joined the Interest
Group (two of which are co-chairing it), and I would like to encourage
as many of the other task force participants to get involved there.

You can subscribe to the Web and Mobile IG list by sending a mail to
public-web-mobile-request@w3.org with "subscribe" in the title; you can
see the early discussions there at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-mobile/ and learn more
about the group (e.g. how to join it formally as a W3C Member) on its
homepage: http://www.w3.org/Mobile/IG/

We are in particular looking at organizing our first teleconference next
week, and a F2F meeting during TPAC.

Unless I hear pushback, I plan on closing this list at the end of this
month; I expect most of the follow up conversations to happen in the Web
& Mobile IG list.

I would like to thank you all again for the productive discussions we
have had on this list, and hope to see as many of you continue these
discussions in the IG!

Dom
Received on Monday, 16 September 2013 08:34:08 UTC

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