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Re: [HOME_NETWORK_TF] New TF on Home Networking - Call for Participants

From: Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:50:54 +0100
To: "public-web-and-tv@w3.org" <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vspc24ai6ugkrk@rabdomant-ubuntu>
Dear all,
in order to move forward I started to edit some content into the wiki we  
will use as central repo of the TF discussion


Some IMPORTANT info for the participants:

-- Note the following structure of the requirement Page:

* Requirement Document DRAFT
This section WILL contain the draft for a requirement document as  
discussion by Home Network TF.
This is WILL be a best-effort attempt to summarize the consensus reached  
by the TF but is still to be considered a draft subject to change at any  
At the moment it include the draft I attached to the previous email, so  
**it doesn't actually summarize any consensus**, but I thought it would be  
good to have some text there so that people can look and comment on it

I'll try to be the editor of this part, but feel free to edit it to make  
uncontroversial changes (typos, broken links, etc). I may also ask some  
help later on to edit the document.

* Open Discussions
This Section summarize open points and proposal that are still actively  
discussed by the TF. Feel free to write here any proposal/contribution you  
don't want to get lost into the mail discussion. Everybody (IG member) can  
edit this part.

* Related Resources
This section contains information about any other useful resource. Feel  
free to edit it as appropriate.

-- Participants (i.e. W3C members) of this TF can list their names under  
the "participants" section on the wiki homepage

For those of you that reached this part of the email without carefully  
reading the text above, in short what this mail is about:
please take a look at the text in [1] and provide feedbacks on this  
mailing list about possible extensions, modifications etc.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/Home_Network_TF_Requirements

Best Regards,

On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:58:27 +0100, Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>  

> Dear all,
> during the last Web & TV workshop in Berlin, device and content discovery
> and control in the home network was identified as a prerequisite for most
> multiple
> screen scenarios and some of the participants expressed interested in
> outlining requirements
> and make a gap analysis with currently available technologies in order to
> identify areas where some specification effort may be needed.
> In order to handle this discussion, we are issuing a call for  
> participants
> for a Task Force on Home Network Content Discovery and Control.
> Since this is the first TF created in the IG, below you will find
> more information about what a TF is and how it works (in the context of
> the Web & TV IG).
> Information below are tailored for this particular TF but in the next
> weeks a more generic and extended version of the same information will be
> published on the IG wiki and/or home page.
> We apologize if we didn't manage yet to finalize and publish all
> information
> and tools but we are working on it and they will be available soon.
> If you have any comment/question on this CfP feel free to reply to this
> email.
> Home Network TF (of the Web & TV IG)
> ------------------------------------
> * How to join the TF
> The TF is open to all members of the Web & TV IG.
> Proceedings of the TF will be public so will be
> also available e.g. to the subscribers of the
> Web & TV Mailing list.
> Note though that some actions may require to be an official
> member of the IG (i.e. a w3c member); one example is editing
> the requirement document produced by the IG (see below)
> In order to be able to evaluate the interest among IG participants,
> interested parties are required to send a simple statement of
> interest (in form of a short reply to this email).
> * Goals and deliverables of the TF
> In a first phase, the goal of the TF will be to identify usecases
> for device and content discovery and control in the home network,
> gaps in the existing technologies to address these usecases and
> requirements that specifications need to address in order to cover such
> gaps.
> Another goal for this first phase is also to identify
> - if the requirements can be addressed by one ore more existing W3C WGs,  
> OR
> - if a new WG is required, OR
> - if the work is out of scope for W3C
> Deliverables for this first phase are a requirement document that an
> existing or new group can use to begin the specification work.
> In a (optional) second phase, the TF can be used to monitor and
> provide feedbacks or new inputs to the WG working on the specification.
> * How is the TF work organized?
> - Wiki
> In order to enable collaborative work, the TF will use the web & TV wiki.
> The wiki will be used both to maintain the requirement document draft and
> to keep information about any other relevant discussion raised.
> All IG participants (i.e. w3c members) have write access to the wiki.
> We may consider having one or more editors to avoid confusion.
> - Phone calls
> If/when needed, the TF can schedule regular phone calls in order to
> discuss relevant topics. Frequency of the phone calls
> is a decision for TF participants to make.
> - Email discussion
> For email discussion, the general Web & TV IG mailing list will be used.
> In order to make easy to identify the mail related to the TF
> (and allow people to filter email they are not interested to)
> each mail thread MUST contain the tag [HOME_NETWORK_TF]
> * Relevant links
> Wiki: http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/Main_Page
> IG Home: http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/
> P.S. attached to this mail an initial draft of a requirement document.
> This is just intended as a starting point for our discussion.
> Thanks to Bob Lund and Clarke Stevens for providing this initial
> contribution.
> Best Regards,
> Giuseppe Pascale on Behalf of the Web & TV IG co-chairs

Giuseppe Pascale
TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software - Sweden
Received on Monday, 21 March 2011 16:51:30 UTC

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