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RE: Proposal to adopt API as starting point

From: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:15:24 +0200
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BBF498F2D030E84AB1179E24D1AC41D6147C42445F@ESESSCMS0362.eemea.ericsson.se>

the intention of the proposal is not to rubber stamp the APIs discussed in WhatWG, but rather to bring them into a W3C context to steer the discussion to happen in this WG and on this email list. As said, those APIs exist, and we think it is better if they are discussed (and weighted against other API proposals) in this WG. 

Our proposal is to ask the editor to publish them in W3C as a Working Draft. To quote the W3C process document (section 7.1.1), "A Working Draft is a document that W3C has published for review by the community, including W3C Members, the public, and other technical organizations.". The process document goes on to say "Some, but not all, Working Drafts are meant to advance to Recommendation". The "Status of This Document" section of the WD would be the natural place to make IP committments (i.e. saying that the W3C Patent Policy is adhered to).

Francois should speak for himself (he is travelling), but was agreeing to the proposal.

Of course other API proposals are welcome, and we would really like to encourage people to make them available for the WG. This could be done as WDs, as emails (on this list) or by using the WG Wiki (http://www.w3.org/2011/04/webrtc/wiki/Main_Page). 

As stated in the original mail, one of the reasons for our proposal was to spur discussion; this seems to have worked :)

Stefan for the chairs. 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-webrtc-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-webrtc-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Arthur Barstow
>Sent: den 13 juni 2011 19:48
>To: public-webrtc@w3.org
>Subject: Re: Proposal to adopt API as starting point
>Where can I find the contributors to the spec proposed below? 
>Where can 
>I find the IP commitments the contributors have made?
>Where it says below "The chairs propose ...", yet Francois is a 
>co-signer of the e-mail, does this mean the W3C's Staff agrees 
>with the 
>Chairs' proposal?
>Lastly, the e-mail below includes "ask for the API proposal to be 
>published as a W3C document" and it's not clear to me what "document" 
>means in this context (especially since it does not appear there has 
>been an open request for alternate API proposals).
>-Art Barstow
>From: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
>Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:46:14 +0200
>To: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
>The chairs propose to adopt the APIs discussed in the WhatWG 
>(http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/webrtc.html) as one 
>starting point for discussion. There are several reasons for 
>this: this 
>set of APIs have been in the public domain for over a year (based on 
>feedback a big overhaul was made in March this year), there 
>are ongoing 
>implementation efforts (building more knowledge), and finally 
>a concrete 
>API proposal could spur discussions in the group (on this mail list).
>If the WG is OK with this we would ask for the API proposal to be 
>published as a W3C document. This will be done in a week from now if 
>there is not strong opposition from the WG participants. (We will also 
>bring this up for discussion in the telco next Tuesday).
>Francois, Harald and Stefan
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