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Re: Strawman documents, Santa Clara agenda, and the FPWD

From: Heather West <heatherwest@google.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:25:36 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+Z3oOZi6-wFDbb4ME3cU7cHpndHOuuDv8R_Y6BiOR_DW1HJTQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org
The Tracking Compliance draft is now posted here:

Hopefully it will provide a useful frame. We know that it's a little
scattered, but moving forward it'll only get better!

Heather (and Justin, Sean, and Erica)

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com>wrote:

> Greetings,
> I want to make sure everyone is clear on the very busy week and a half we
> are all about to have. This is one of those times that will emphasize the
> "working" part of Working Group.
>        - Tonight, editors will send copies of their strawman documents for
> the Tracking Compliance and Tracking Preference Expression deliverables.
> Please read these. They are starting points for discussion, and will give
> you a good sense of the structure for the documents and the decisions we
> have ahead of us.
>        - Wednesday call, chaired by Matthias, we will discuss these
> documents and start to go through any issues you have.
>        - On the mailing list, please also raise anything that you are not
> comfortable with. Note that in many places there are just bare issues
> listed. It does not mean that we will accept the premise of the issue, it
> means that it is something we will discuss and resolve (so "should we think
> about XYZ?" could be resolved as "No, we should not.") In some places in the
> strawman documents there are multiple options to consider. We do not need to
> resolve those issues, just calling out ways we might do so. Basically: are
> we all addressing the right things in a sensible structure?
>        - The editors will make changes to the strawman drafts based on your
> feedback, up to Thursday at 10:30 am pacific / 1:30 pm eastern -- so, 24
> hours after the group call on Wednesday. The editors will have changes done
> by Friday morning so people can discuss with colleagues and also carefully
> read documents on their flights to Santa Clara.
>        - Feel free to continue the discussion on the mailing list. We will
> continue in person in Santa Clara, so talking things out on the mailing list
> is useful even though the strawman document will be frozen.
> To repeat what is in the agenda and what we have discussed on calls, and
> make sure this is also very clear:
>        - Monday 31 October in Santa Clara, we jump right into reviewing the
> two strawman documents, back-to-back. Our goal: find and fix any sections
> that are blocking us from releasing these documents as our First Public
> Working Drafts. To be clear, the FPWDs will be early drafts, as the name
> implies. This will be our first group publication of where we are starting.
> We may receive outside feedback on these documents. We will continue to add
> new issues to the list we have captured now, but the FPWD is a snapshot of
> where we are starting.
>        - The rest of Monday we will spend working through additional issues
> that seem best discussed in person for the Tracking Compliance document.
> Based on discussions around the strawman documents and past discussions, I
> will go through the raised issues against the Tracking Compliance document
> and change status to "open" for those I think are the best candidates to
> work through in Santa Clara by the end of this week. Matthias will manage
> "open" status for the Tracking Preference Expression document.
>        - Tuesday we will return to discussion of our third possible
> deliverable, Tracking Selection Lists (TPLs,) with the goal of reaching a
> decision on how to proceed. As everyone who was at this session in Boston no
> doubt recalls, this was a hot topic with some in favor of standardizing
> Tracking Selections Lists and some thinking it is not something W3C should
> take on. Particularly if you are new, you may want to discuss this
> internally and review the minutes from the last session of the Boston
> meeting prior to coming to Santa Clara, in order to be fully prepared for
> the group discussion.
>        - The rest of Tuesday we will discuss additional issues that seem
> best discussed in person for the Tracking Preference Expression document.
> We will have some minor timing changes to the agenda, based on which time
> slot we get for lunch and details of when coffee will be set up for breaks.
> The basics of what is outlined above will not change (for example, the
> Tracking Selection List discussion will be on Tuesday, it just may need to
> move by half an hour, something along those lines.) We will post updates as
> soon as we know all details. I am also working on a dinner reservation for
> Monday night for an entirely optional self-hosted dinner; details to follow.
> I look forward to very productive series of discussions, and look forward
> to seeing many of you a week from now in Santa Clara.
>        Aleecia


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