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Welcome Gurtej from Apple to the Second Screen Community Group

From: Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:12:39 +0000
To: "gchandok@apple.com" <gchandok@apple.com>
CC: "public-webscreens@w3.org" <public-webscreens@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9A392429-12B3-4A90-B935-8330776EDBE6@intel.com>
Hi Gurtej,

Welcome to the Second Screen Community Group!

This group is incubating specifications of network protocols collectively referred to as "Open Screen Protocol" that underpin the Presentation API and Remote Playback API. This work happens in GitHub at:

https://github.com/webscreens/openscreenprotocol


The Second Screen Community Group's charter talks more about the scope and expected deliverables:

https://webscreens.github.io/cg-charter/


I thought this might be a good opportunity to share a bit of the historical background (reproduced from my earlier blog post):

At TPAC 2013, the Second Screen Community Group was created to incubate an idea of making secondary screens first-class citizens on the Web. The Community Group produced an early version of the Presentation API specification that was used as a starting point for the Second Screen Working Groupā€˜s formal standards work that commenced in 2014. The API that started its life in this Community Group is now implemented in a major browser and is advanced on the Recommendation Track.

Encouraged by the great feedback from the wider community, this Community Group was rechartered in September 2016 to do further exploratory work. Specifically, the group was chartered to incubate and develop specifications of network protocols that implement the Presentation API and the Remote Playback API. The renewed mission of this Community Group is to enable protocol-level interoperability, encourage more implementations, and to establish complementary specifications.

We're looking forward to working with you, and look forward to your contributions. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

Thanks,

-Anssi (Second Screen Community Group Chair)
Received on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:13:27 UTC

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