Re: [admin] DOM4 is now a deliverable of the HTMLWG

On Thu, 2013-10-03 at 09:34 -0400, Arthur Barstow wrote:
> FYI, as Philippe announced a few days ago, the HTMLWG's new charter [1] 
> includes DOM4:
> [[
> <>
> The new charter includes:
>   * An Dual License experiment for some specifications:
>   * The addition of the DOM4 specification
> ]]
> Re the rationale for moving this spec to HTMLWG, the following 
> (unfortunately, Member-only) information was provided to Members:
> [[
> <>
> The Director made one additional change to this charter as a result of
> discussion: to move the DOM4 specification from the charter of the Web
> Applications Working Group to the HTML Working Group.  The decision is
> the result of several considerations:
>   * The DOM4 specification has not been updated by the Web Applications
>     Working Group since December 2012.
>   * The HTML5 specification has a strong dependency on DOM4, so to
>     complete HTML5 on time, we need DOM4 to advance.
>   * At the June AC Meeting [2] we sought input on which specifications
>     could usefully move to the HTML Working Group as part of
>     this experiment. As a result of conversations, it became clear
>     that DOM4 was the primary candidate.
>   * The Chairs of both the HTML Working Group and the Web Applications
>     Working Group have indicated that they support this move.
> ]]
> Philippe, Robin, Yves - please clarify if the dual license will apply to 
> the HTMLWG's DOM4 spec and the plan for the spec's Editor(s).

Regarding the Document license, the charter should be enough I hope. See
section 8 Document License of the HTML Charter:
The DOM4 specification is also a candidate for the Dual License. 

Regarding the plan for spec editor, my current understanding is that the
HTML Chairs will send a call for editors in the HTML Working Group.

>  My 
> expectation is that www-dom will continue to be used for DOM4 so please 
> confirm that too.

This is also my expectation.


Received on Thursday, 3 October 2013 14:13:34 UTC