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Re: FYI: Public Draft of the W3C Annotation Working Group Charter

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:20:10 +0100
Cc: Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com>, public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F122CDBA-18C0-4499-A7FE-AB66A29B138D@w3.org>
To: Edward Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Hi Ed,

thanks for your support!

The usual approach in WG-s, if they have task forces, is that even if task forces operate in parallel, there are regular (possibly weekly) teleconferences to synchronize on the group level. Formally, any decision must be taken on a WG level anyway; the Task Forces do not have any formal standing in the W3C process. And, of course, people are welcome to share their time between the various task forces. As for the specific issue you raise: yes, I fully agree, the API use cases should affect the data model. But I hope that the organization of the WG will ensure that this will indeed happen. Maybe adding some explicit words into the final charter (that will have to address the formal decision procedures) will make it clear(er).

I think having the task forces included in the charter helps in carving up the work in logical chunks along different sensibilities for participants. But, as the charter says, the organizational structure may be changed as we go.

Thanks again!


On 04 Feb 2014, at 14:57 , Edward Summers <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:

> Thanks for sharing. I think the charter looks great. Is the idea that the two task forces would operate in parallel? I would like to see the use cases and needs of the client API drive what is needed from the data model and its serialization(s), rather than the other way around. If the task forces are working in parallel I worry (a teensy bit) that this might not happen. But, if there are enough opportunities for talking across the task force boundaries (telecons), and people who are on both, this wouldn’t be a problem.  
> Perhaps the task force information doesn’t need to be baked into the charter, and you can figure out how best to divide the work when it comes to doing it?
> //Ed
> On Feb 4, 2014, at 8:28 AM, Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Community Group Members,
>> As anticipated W3C may start a Working Group to standardize the major building blocks for annotations. 
>> Thanks to the work of Ivan Herman and Doug Schepers, an 'advance notice' has been issued to the W3C members[1] and a very early draft for the Working Group Charter [2] has been made available publicly.
>> Any comments are welcome to finalize the draft. The best is to send them to the public-annotation@w3.org mailing list whose role is to collect all the comments coming from the community at large. 
>> Best,
>> Paolo & Rob
>> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-annotation/2014Feb/0000.html
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/2014/01/Ann-charter.html
>> -- 
>> Dr. Paolo Ciccarese
>> http://www.paolociccarese.info/
>> Biomedical Informatics Research & Development
>> Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
>> Assistant in Neuroscience at Mass General Hospital
>> Member of the MGH Biomedical Informatics Core

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