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Re: Workshop notes and next steps

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 08:47:15 +0100
Message-ID: <4D5B8103.1080002@w3.org>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
CC: "public-web-and-tv@w3.org" <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
Hi Mark,

On 02/14/2011 08:46 PM, Mark Watson wrote:
> Also, what are the logistics for the next steps in the IG ? Particularly the letter from the IG to MPEG and 3GPP. Is someone working on a draft ?

As Kaz alluded to, we've prepared and sent a short letter to 3GPP members as discussed during the workhop, copied below. There is more time for MPEG as their next meeting is in March, IIRC, so this second letter may (and should!) be addressed by the IG.


Dear 3GPP Members,

The W3C has recently launched a Web and TV Interest Group, set to identify requirements and potential solutions to ensure that the Web will function well with TV.

During the second W3C Web and TV workshop, held in Berlin on 8-9 February 2011, it came to our attention that many participants of the workshop are interested in adopting DASH as a possible adaptive streaming mechanism on the Web. As a result, the organizing chairs of the workshop have asked the co-chairs of the Interest Group on Web and TV to convey this interest from workshop participants to 3GPP members, and to inquire about the licensing status of DASH. W3C has a strict royalty-free patent policy on the technologies that get adopted as core Web technologies.

We would very much appreciate if you could inform us of the current status of the specification of DASH and the possibility to work together on a royalty free profile of the specification for potential integration of DASH as adaptive streaming mechanism for audio and video in HTML.

3GPP members willing to discuss the topic with participants of the Web and TV Interest Group may use the public public-web-and-tv@w3.org mailing-list, whose archives are publicly available at:

Companies and individuals willing to know more about W3C and W3C process may get in touch with Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org> and Kazuyuki Ashimura <kaz@w3.org>, W3C staff contacts for the Web and TV Interest Group.

Best regards,

Francois Daoust,
On behalf of the W3C Web and TV Interest Group chairs.
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:47:50 UTC

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