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Re: CfC: Create Media Task Force

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 23:51:12 -0700
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
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To: Clarke Stevens <C.Stevens@CableLabs.com>

On Apr 14, 2012, at 10:11 PM, Clarke Stevens wrote:

> It is my understanding that this task force will also likely address the
> adaptive bit rate media requirements being developed in the Media Pipeline
> Task Force. If that is the intention, then "Encrypted Media Task Force"
> may be too restrictive.

It's not clear to me why such a proposal would go in the same Task Force, or why it couldn't be developed in the HTML WG itself. That being said, if a broader scope is expected, then the exact scope should be made clear up front before asking the WG to decide on creation of the Task Force. 


> -Clarke
> On 4/14/12 5:27 PM, "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>> On Apr 3, 2012, at 11:58 AM, Paul Cotton wrote:
>>>> ** 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
>>>> public-html-media@w3.org).
>>>> 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.
>>> I have one objection and one suggestion (both with chair hat off):
>>> Objection: I object to this task force being named the "HTML WG Media
>>> Task Force", as this implies their area of responsibility would be all
>>> HTML Media work. I do not believe that is the intent, and I do not think
>>> we want to disrupt the media-related work that happens in the HTML WG
>>> Accessibility Task Force or in the HTML WG proper. I previously
>>> suggested "HTML WG Encrypted Media Task Force" and no one objected to
>>> this alternate name. Changing the name would remove my objection.
>> I have the same objection. Let's please name the Task Force something
>> more appropriate than "Media Task Force" - "Encrypted Media TF" or
>> "Media Encryption TF" would be a lot more appropriate.
>> Regards,
>> Silvia.
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