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

From: Heather West <heatherwest@google.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:05:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+Z3oOadX_t=UOb=c4DJHydpF5W1rdQRRsx0rm3+0pyM9GFPbw@mail.gmail.com>
To: 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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