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RE: Rechartering Device APIs & Policy Working Group

From: Niklas Widell <niklas.widell@ericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:35:36 +0100
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, public-device-apis <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6FFCEF6A0AE1D6468ADD4281840995621EC3A0577F@ESESSCMS0352.eemea.ericsson.se>
Sorry for the late reply.

+1 for the proposed charter. 

Best regards,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Dominique Hazael-Massieux
> Sent: den 2 februari 2011 15:10
> To: public-device-apis
> Subject: Rechartering Device APIs & Policy Working Group
> Hi,
> The current charter [1] of our Working Group will expire at 
> the end of June this year; it is pretty clear that our work 
> will not be done by then and thus will need to extend or 
> renew our charter.
> Given that our understanding of the work that needs to be 
> done has evolved quite a bit, and also due to the lack of 
> involvement of potential implementors of our work in the 
> group, the Chairs and Staff Contacts are suggesting that we 
> should try to refine our charter and have it reviewed by W3C 
> Advisory Committee.
> To that end, I've been working on a proposed new charter for 
> the group:
> http://www.w3.org/2010/11/DeviceAPICharter.html
> This charter introduces several important changes - which are 
> all up for discussion.
> The most important change is the removal of the Policy 
> Framework as a deliverable of the group. That proposed change 
> is motivated by the following reasons:
> * the work has only had limited traction in the group so far,
> * the policy framework is architecturally independent of the 
> APIs, while its bundling with our work on APIs has been the 
> source of misunderstandings from potential implementors.
> To reflect the removal of the said framework, we're proposing 
> to rename the group to "Device APIs Working Group" - although 
> the group would still be referred as DAP since that's now a 
> well-known moniker.
> The removal of the Policy Framework doesn't mean that the 
> group would stop working on security. On the contrary, the 
> new charter puts a strong emphasis on the needs surrounding 
> security and privacy (privacy which was actually missing from 
> the previous charter.) We've already received feedback that 
> the current wording around security isn't satisfying and 
> welcome proposed changes to the text.
> Finally, the new charter tightens the scope of our APIs to 
> reflect the ones we've actually been working on - the very 
> broad scope of our current charter has been an explicit 
> showstopper for some W3C Members to join the group.
> You can see a diff between the two versions of the charter at:
> http://www.w3.org/2007/10/htmldiff?doc1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.or
> g%2F2009%
> 2F05%2FDeviceAPICharter&doc2=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2010%2F11%
> 2FDeviceAPICharter.html
> We very much welcome feedback and suggestions on this new 
> charter, which will also be discussed during our F2F in Seoul.
> Dom
> 1. http://www.w3.org/2009/05/DeviceAPICharter
Received on Thursday, 17 February 2011 10:36:06 UTC

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