Scope for a possible new SocialWeb (AP/AS2) W3C Working Group charter

Hi everyone,

Over the past week or so, there's been some great discussion (both <a href="">at TPAC</a> and on the
<a href="">fediverse</a>)
about whether to work with W3C to charter a new Working Group (for example,
for spec maintenance and errata purposes, although other scopes have been
discussed as well).

I'd like to assure some of the concerned community members that a Working
Group is not an end in and of itself. It's just a tool (admittedly, a
heavyweight and powerful one) to accomplish the goals of the community. And
so, it makes sense to discuss and vote on specific scopes to a potential WG
charter, and only kick off the process if there's agreement on those scopes.

Here's my example scope proposal, to start the discussion:

The SocialCG and the Fediverse community propose chartering a W3C Working
Group for the purposes of specification maintenance of the ActivityPub and
ActivityStreams 2 specifications.

In scope:

* Integrating the errata and fixes that have accumulated to the AP/AS2
* Minor normative changes or clarifications to those specs that document
extensive implementation experience, and have agreement from the community.

Out of scope:

* Authentication and identity
* Portability profiles (profile import/export).


Received on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:19:52 UTC