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Re: Call for comments: New charter for WebRTC Working Group

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:55:11 +0100
Message-ID: <54B8292F.9000901@alvestrand.no>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On 01/15/2015 06:27 PM, Martin Thomson wrote:
> This could be read to include WebAudio.  Should the statements about
> stream processing be limited to the processing that is necessary for
> real-time communications or capture?
>
> I don't know what "Functional Component Functions" means.
>
> I can't see how "P2P Connection Functions" can be "independent of the
> network protocols used" without a lot more work.
>
> " HTMLMediaElement extension: MediaStream generation " is also likely
> to include <canvas> (I've already seen Firefox patches for it), so it
> probably needs a new name.

That's the danger of putting names in a charter. We'll get to that when
we come to it (but if the editors wish to suggest a name change now,
that would be nice to have done).

>
> I don't think that the WebRTC milestones are realistic.

Which of them? All, or just some?

So far we haven't finished a document, so we don't exactly have a track
record to base our estimates on....


>
> On 15 January 2015 at 02:36, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:
>> Dear Working Group participants,
>>
>> As you may know, the charter of the WebRTC Working Group is expiring at
>> the end of next month (February 2015), after having been extended for
>> two years in February 2013.
>>
>> The Working Group chairs feel that the group’s charter should be renewed
>> rather than just extended this time around. Renewing it means we can
>> change the text of the charter to make it reflect more accurately our
>> current work, and gives a chance to W3C Members to review that work 4
>> years after it initially started. It is also an opportunity to list
>> explicit new directions the work might go into.
>>
>> The chairs and staff contact have thus developed a new draft charter for
>> the group:
>> http://w3c.github.io/webrtc-charter/webrtc-charter.html
>>
>> The changes it brings to the charter compared to our current charter can
>> be reviewed via the commits made on github:
>> https://github.com/w3c/webrtc-charter/commits/gh-pages
>>
>> or through the diff between the two documents:
>>
>> http://services.w3.org/htmldiff?doc1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2011%2F04%2Fwebrtc-charter.html&doc2=http%3A%2F%2Fw3c.github.io%2Fwebrtc-charter%2Fwebrtc-charter.html
>>
>> At a high level, these changes consist of:
>> * making our current list of deliverables explicit and assign estimated
>> dates of their progress on the Recommendation track
>> * adding a mention of a WebRTC Next Generation API
>> * updating the list of dependencies to other groups from which we will
>> be seeking reviews of our work
>>
>> Given that our current charter expires at the end of February, and given
>> the required time to renew a charter (which includes review by the W3C
>> management followed by a review by the W3C Advisory Committee), we would
>> like to proceed with the renewal process as soon as possible.
>>
>> As such, and unless a WG participant requires more time, we would like
>> to ask for review and comments before end of next week (January 23rd).
>>
>> Given that the charter is on github, suggestions of changes as pull
>> requests would be welcomed; except for minor editorial corrections,
>> these suggestions need to be brought to this list for discussion to
>> ensure all the group participants are aware of potential additional changes.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Harald & Stefan as Chairs
>>
>> --
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>>
>>


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