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RE: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API specification

From: Allan Thomson (althomso) <althomso@cisco.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 07:22:43 -0700
Message-ID: <18B307BFDE5098438B0BF42A4E508FB5089AC5D5@xmb-sjc-228.amer.cisco.com>
To: "Greg Bolsinga" <bolsinga@apple.com>, "public-geolocation" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Cc: "Lars Erik Bolstad" <lbolstad@opera.com>, "Andrei Popescu" <andreip@google.com>
Forgot to cc the group.

-----Original Message-----
From: Allan Thomson (althomso) 
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 7:15 AM
To: 'Greg Bolsinga'
Cc: Lars Erik Bolstad; Andrei Popescu
Subject: RE: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API specification

Greg - If your intention is to call this the Apple Geolocation API then
I can understand your sentiment. But as far as I'm aware this is an open
standards process that tries to achieve consensus and features for
multiple companies more than one company. Your response is not helpful
to that process. 

I suggest the leaders of this group consider this issue if they want to
create a specification that meets all company needs and "appear" to be
impartial to the group.

Otherwise you will find that some companies will just turn away from the
specification and call it an Apple API. Which I'm sure serves Apple's
purposes just fine but not the industry. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Bolsinga [mailto:bolsinga@apple.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 10:58 PM
To: Allan Thomson (althomso)
Cc: Lars Erik Bolstad; Andrei Popescu; public-geolocation
Subject: Re: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API specification

On Jun 8, 2009, at 10:19 PM, Allan Thomson (althomso) wrote:

>>> FWIW, iPhone 3.0 announced today (and out June 17) will support both
> of these names.
> ... and that is relevant to this specification how?

I'm really happy about it, thanks! That means that come June 17, there  
are 40 million devices that can support the Geolocation API (if they  
update their OS) with those two names. I think the iPhone  
implementation is pretty much up to date with the May specification.

Have a great day, I know I will too! Tomorrow I give a presentation  
where I address GeoLocation API for iPhone!
-- Greg
Received on Tuesday, 9 June 2009 14:23:22 UTC

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