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Re: [DRAFT] Web Intents Task Force Charter

From: James Hawkins <jhawkins@google.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:23:41 -0800
Message-ID: <CAO800SxpsOOeCLSnQn3wfxMrKLXHyFSdZ3vfvpkGG5UcUD9C-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: public-webapps Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, "public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 5:54 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> here is a draft of the Intents joint Task Force charter for comments from
> WebApps and Device APIs. A TF charter is nothing formal and requires no
> overhead — it can live as an email in a mailing list, it just documents the
> existence of the TF, and gives a few indications as to how it works.
> I've added some notes below about the points that may be contentious. If
> no one screams bloody murder by Monday I'll ask the Team to set things up.
> It's short but we've discussed this together last week, and DAP intends (no
> pun, err, intended) to rely rather heavily on Intents so we'd rather move
> fast rather than wait for WebApps to recharter, which could take a few
> months.
> """
> The Web Intents Task Force works on a joint deliverable of the WebApps and
> Device APIs WGs that aims to produce a way for web applications to register
> themselves as handlers for services, and for other web applications to
> interact with these through simple requests brokered by the user agent (a
> system commonly known as Intents, or Activities).
> The mailing list on which the TF's discussions take place is
> public-intents@w3.org. The chair is Robin Berjon.
> Operational modalities such as whether or not to have phone and/or face to
> face meetings, as well as where to store the draft document are left to the
> TF to decide for itself. Decisions are made by consensus inside of the task
> force and do not require separate ratification by the wider groups.
> It is important to note that until such a time as the WebApps WG is
> rechartered with Intents in its list of deliverables, it will be necessary
> for participants in WebApps who are not in Device APIs and wish to make
> substantive contributions (just joining the discussion and providing
> comments is always fine) to make an RF commitment for this deliverable (not
> necessarily for other DAP deliverables, naturally). For more details on
> this, please contact the W3C Team.
> """
>  • The description isn't terribly precise, but I think it works
>  • As I've said before, I am only putting myself forward as chair because
> so far no one else stepped up. I don't mind doing it, but I equally don't
> mind letting someone else do it. I don't expect it to be a very demanding
> position.
Sounds good.  I have a vested interest in the success of Web Intents, so I
would be happy to Chair the TF if you don't mind, Robin.  I'm looking
forward to getting the discussions rolling.

Received on Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:24:40 UTC

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