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Google's position on the WebRTC API

From: Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:00:42 -0400
Message-ID: <CAOJ7v-09XmWWwRVFtJc9V==qpijsU438MxkwbytoGYD4+xgecw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
With the compromise reached in the Unified Plan document, the group has
resolved one of the biggest remaining controversies for WebRTC, and cleared
the way for finishing up our current specs. Given the current
implementation state, we think it's important to complete these docs within
the next six months, reducing scope wherever possible to make this happen.
We can then refocus on what's next.

Like other implementers, we've recognized that WebRTC has evolved
significantly since we started - the original goal of a very simple,
interoperable API has been joined by a desire for more direct, low-level
control. We see this as the impetus for a different approach, operating a
level lower than the current API. Such an API would be a fresh start and
address the concerns currently being discussed in this group, but should
also allow the current API to be layered on top of it.

While the idea of starting this new work is exciting, just figuring out
what is in and out of scope will take a considerable amount of time. That's
why we propose scoping down and completing the current work now, and then
tackling our new challenge.

Justin, for the Google WebRTC team
Received on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 03:01:31 UTC

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