RE: Create Media Task Force

We strongly support the creation of the Media Task Force.  There are a number of important digital media-related use cases, including encrypted media, that need a forum for technical debate.  If this group doesn't tackle these problems the web and its users will be burdened with a fragmented set of proprietary solutions, with no way to achieve interoperability or consistency of experience.

Kevin Streeter
Architect, Video and Rich Media Solutions

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Cotton [] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:58 AM
Subject: CfC: Create Media Task Force

** RESOLUTION: The HTML Working Group shall create a Media Task Force to advise on HTML media-related features. **

If we create this Task Force, any HTML WG member will be free to participate.  Any interested members of the Web and TV IG must join the HTML WG first before being permitted to join this TF.  The Chairs of the HTML WG will appoint facilitators. The Task  Force will operate according to the principles laid out below:

HTML WG Media Task Force:
 1. Any HTML WG member can join the Media Task Force (opt in model).
 2. Any Web and TV IG [1] member that wants to join the Media TF should first join the HTML WG (see item 1).
 3. Any member of the Media TF MUST be a member of the HTML WG.    
 4. The Media TF will use a separate email list for TF discussions (ie
 5. The Media TF may have a separate weekly meeting slot (day and time TBD).
 6. The Media TF will not make final decisions about its scope, work plan or work products. These decisions will be made by HTML WG.
      Note: The HTML WG might decide at some future point in time to delegate more responsibility to the Media TF.
 7. Facilitator(s) of the Media TF will be selected by the HTML WG chairs.
 8. The Media TF facilitator(s) will report back to the HTML WG on the work of the TF on a regular basis.
 9. The first task of the Media TF will be to draft its scope and initial work plan.  This scope will include work on the Encrypted Media proposal [2] in order produce a candidate first public Working Draft.

If you object to this resolution, please indicate your objection by Tuesday April 10 2012. If you object, please give a reason.  If there are no objections by the stated date, this resolution will become a Working Group Decision by unanimous consent.

HTML WG co-chair


Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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Tel: (425) 705-9596 Fax: (425) 936-7329

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