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Re: New Charter for the HTML Working Group

From: Mhyst <mhysterio@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:42:35 +0200
Message-ID: <CAF9YMwVjK1B6XrpBWkjVjkc6wjDZxALAVVE+GbzxJAsp5or3uw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Cc: public-html-admin@w3.org, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Some people told me my opinion was not valuable. Anyway I will talk out:

>From now on... the director of the W3C and the W3C itself don't represent
me. And I'm sure many more people, from free software community and open
web, will feel the same when they learn this. I don't feel alone. And we'll
fight. And if I'm right we shall prevail.

You can continue with your double speaking pursuing your dark objectives.

2013/9/30 Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>

> All,
> The W3C Director approved the following charter for the HTML Working
> Group, through June 2015:
>   http://www.w3.org/2013/09/html-charter.html
> The new charter includes:
>  * An Dual License experiment for some specifications:
>    http://www.w3.org/2013/09/html-charter.html#documentlicense
>  * The addition of the DOM4 specification
> This announcement is the outcome of two charter reviews by the W3C
> Membership (March and May 2013) and input from a number of individuals.
> For changes since the May draft charter, see:
>   http://www.w3.org/2013/09/html-diff.html
> During Member review of the May charter, there were 5 Formal Objections:
>  * Four related to the Dual License Experiment
>  * One related to the inclusion of playback of protected content
>    within the charter scope.
> Based on extensive discussions, the Director has decided to pursue the
> Dual License experiment, pairing CC-BY with the W3C Document License.
> The Director's view is that:
>    * Despite concerns from some developers that it is not sufficiently
>      liberal, CC-BY satisfies the key requirement of permitting the
>      creation of derivative works.
>    * A license with no attribution requirement, such as CC0, would
>      not support other important W3C and community aims, as it could
>      contribute to confusion rather than interoperability of the Web
>      platform.
> The Director will continue to review the impact of the experiment,
> such as whether new work is brought to W3C, one of the metrics to
> evaluate the experiment.
> For more information about the Dual License experiment, see:
>  http://www.w3.org/2013/09/html-faq
> There were various concerns by the EFF and individuals about the
> charter including playback of protected content within its
> scope. While we remain sensitive to the issues raised related to DRM
> and usage control, the Director reconfirmed his earlier decision [1]
> that the ongoing work is in scope. For more discussion of the topic,
> see Jeff Jaffe's blog post [2].  The Director will continue to look at
> community feedback regarding drafts published by the HTML Working
> Group.
> Philippe
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-admin/2013Feb/0122
> [2] http://www.w3.org/blog/2013/05/perspectives-on-encrypted-medi/
> --
> Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>. W3C Interaction Domain Lead
> World Wide Web Consortium
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