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Re: Last call comments from CDT

From: John Morris <jmorris@cdt.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 02:29:44 -0400
Message-Id: <11C2C9B7-49C1-49B0-80BA-531E6AFC1BC8@cdt.org>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org

Thanks for the reply.  I do not contend that the spec was "unduly  
influenced" by any party, but I do contend that Apple actively (and  
with forceful arguments) participated in this WG, and that under the  
W3C's IPR rules, it must join the WG and make the same IPR commitments  
that your employer and every other WG participant has made.  To do  
otherwise would make a mockery of W3C process.

I will, unfortunately, be off of e-mail for at least the next 48  
hours, and so will not be able to promptly respond to any discussion.


On Aug 5, 2009, at 7:13 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> Hi John,
> Thank you very much for your comments. As part of the Last Call review
> process, the working group will formally address all the issues you
> have raised. Meanwhile, I would like to clarify some of the statements
> you made in the paragraph below:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 5:29 AM, John Morris<jmorris@cdt.org> wrote:
>> Moreover, Apple used the popularity of
>> the iPhone as a threat against the API. Apple suggested that if the  
>> API were
>> to differ from Apple’s existing geolocation implementation, users  
>> of the API
>> would suffer from the discrepancy, and conversely that the group’s  
>> decision
>> to match the API to Apple’s implementation would lend particular  
>> credence to
>> the API.[14]
> As the editor of the Geolocation API specification, I would like to
> state that I have never perceived any comments made by Apple to be
> threatening in any way. On the contrary, the current text of the Last
> Call Working Draft reflects the consensus reached after discussions on
> our mailing list. I am confident that the spec, as it stands today,
> has not been unduly influenced by any one party.
> Thanks,
> Andrei
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