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On HME extension and AC review

From: Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 14:44:12 -0400
To: Cory Doctorow <cory@eff.org>
Cc: "public-html-media@w3.org" <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-ID: <40f950f2-6706-b5fa-60d1-8ab52c8d8878@w3.org>
On 10/4/2016 2:35 PM, Cory Doctorow wrote:
> When was this extension put to the AC for approval?

This morning, the Director approved a *2 months* extension for the HME 
working group. It gives enough time for the Group to move MSE to 
Recommendation. It does not gives enough time for the Group to finish 
the EME specification however. The 6 months request was rejected.

Here is a (date corrected) extract from the announcement that went to 
the Members this morning:
[[
In April 2016, The Director extended the Working Group based on progress 
towards delivering their specifications by the end of September 2016 and 
staying within the current scope of the Media Source Extensions and 
Encrypted Media Extensions specifications.

The Working Group made good progress on the Media Source Extensions 
specification and, with the publication of the document as a W3C 
Proposed Recommendation, we expect it to become a W3C Recommendation 
before the end of November 2016.

However, the Encrypted Media Extensions specification did not make 
sufficient progress within the previous extension. The Working Group is 
now requesting an extension until 31 March 2017 in order to finish the 
work on the test suite and the implementations:
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-media/2016Sep/0110.html

Given the ongoing concerns surrounding the work on the specification as 
well as the slow progress, we are asking the AC to review a further 
extension through March 2017.

Note that the Director did not yet review the current status of the 
issues list related to the Encrypted Media Extensions, including the 
formal objections raised as issues.

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group would also like to change the 
license associated with its specifications and use a permissive document 
license, as it is done in other groups such as the Web Platform Working 
Group. This would allow future work on the specifications to be done as 
part of an Incubator group.
]]

Philippe
Received on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 18:44:17 UTC

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