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Re: Proposed amendments to WebRTC charter

From: Dan Burnett <dburnett@voxeo.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:51:51 -0400
Cc: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-Id: <98E1FC54-1F2F-48F2-A99B-3639971AB77C@voxeo.com>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
I'm fine with the updated proposed charter, with the exception of the removal of the following text:

"As the name implies, WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers is to be considered as a first version of APIs for real-time communication. The working group will, once WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers reaches Candidate Recommendation, consider working on a new set of low level object-oriented APIs for real-time communication. The activities in the ORTC (Object Real-time Communications) Community Group indicate that there is interest in a new set of APIs. As part of this consideration, the group will reevaluate its deliverables and milestones, and may reconsider its scope. "

I would prefer that this text go back in.  It does not require a deliverable -- rather, it explicitly informs the public that the group will revisit its deliverables, milestones, and scope at this point.  Note that this only applies once the WebRTC spec reaches Candidate Recommendation, which it should easily do within the 2-year charter timeframe.

-- dan

On Mar 20, 2015, at 3:56 AM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

> Hi all,
> As you may be aware, our proposed new WebRTC charter received formal objections during the Advisory Committee review. Since these objections were made in a Member-confidential setting, I'm not at liberty to give too much detail about them, but they essentially focused on our proposal to include a WebRTC-NG deliverable when the group hasn't reached LC for any of its current deliverables. You can find more about the objections at https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/webrtc-2015/results
> Working with the Chairs and the objectors, I've proposed an updated charter that removes the -NG deliverable, adds a liaison to the ORTC CG, and offers clarifications on our mode of work; the said charter and the diff to the one that was sent for AC Review are attached to this message. The said updated charter was acceptable to the objectors.
> My expectations with this new charter would be that we make use of the proposed liaison to the ORTC group to develop a common understanding in the upcoming months, leading to a rechartering that includes an -NG converged deliverable once WebRTC 1.0 reaches stability and interop.
> I have been consulting the AC Representatives that reviewed our original proposed charter, and I was asked to bring these modifications to the group for discussion before bringing the charter to W3C Director approval.
> As an aside, since formally speaking this group is out of charter since the beginning of this month, depending on our pace of convergence on this proposal, I might have to request an extension of our expired charter to the Director to allow us to continue publishing technical reports (e.g. hopefully a Last Call of getUserMedia).
> Thanks,
> Dom
> <diff.html><webrtc-charter.html>
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