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Re: Formal objection to the marking of bug 21727 as invalid.

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:10:07 -0400
Message-ID: <1366301407.2058.47.camel@chacal>
To: Fred Andrews <fredandw@live.com>
Cc: "public-html-media@w3.org" <public-html-media@w3.org>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
On Thu, 2013-04-18 at 14:24 +0000, Fred Andrews wrote:
> I formally object to members of the HTML WG  marking bug 21727
> as invalid, see: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21727
> 
> This bug adds use cases and requirements to the EME specification.
> 
> The W3C has indicated that such work on the EME specification may
> proceed.
> 
> The director of the W3C has also communicated that meta level
> discussion regarding the use cases and requirements of the EME
> specification is to occur in the Restricted Media Community Group and
> this group is not charted to have any standing to mark bugs at
> invalid.
>
>   Disagreement with use cases and requirements is a meta level issue,
> thus the HTML WG clearly has no standing to reject use cases and
> requirements on the EME specification.
>
> I demand that the HTML WG reopen bug 21727 and work to ensure that
> the EME specification meets the use case and requirements.

The Group has standing to mark bugs against its own specifications as
Invalid. It indicates that it rejected the use case in this particular
case. You may disagree with the conclusion and would like to escalate
the issue but that doesn't prevent the Group from marking it as Invalid
in the meantime. The CG was created specifically to consider the paired
challenges of openness and access-restriction, in order to seek a
solution that considers both today's business and technical realities
and the long-term health of the Web. I don't see how your use case makes
any progress on the considering "both today's business and technical
realities and the long-term health of the Web". The CG doesn't get to
pick the use cases and requirements on behalf of the Working Group
however but the CG is certainly welcome to propose use cases and
requirements to the Working Group.

Philippe
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:10:11 UTC

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