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Re: IG charter - alpha 4

From: 전종홍 <hollobit@etri.re.kr>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:24:37 +0000
To: "Dave Raggett <dsr@w3. org>" <dsr@w3.org>
CC: Public Web of Things IG <public-wot-ig@w3.org>, "J. Alan Bird" <abird@w3.org>, Takuki Kamiya <tkamiya@us.fujitsu.com>
Message-ID: <B3C98EBF-04D4-4502-9795-F442C1323D5F@etri.re.kr>
Thanks Dave,

2016. 5. 24., 오후 4:55, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org<mailto:dsr@w3.org>> 작성:

On 24 May 2016, at 03:14, 전종홍 <hollobit@etri.re.kr<mailto:hollobit@etri.re.kr>> wrote:

Hi Dave,

I’d like ask a question to clarify the scope of test activity.

Regarding on IG’s draft charter, there was defined "one of important activity is the operation of Plugfests to test interoperability”.
And also WG side, in the figure, there was defined that WoT WG’s activity is “write specs & write test suites”.

Why it separated into WG’s Test suites and IG’s PlugFest activity ?

The W3C Process requires WGs to provide normative test suites as a basis for implementation reports for the transition from Candidate to Proposed Recommendation.  The IG’s PlugFests are intended to enable exploration of experimental work, but also to assist with preparing implementation reports for WoT WG Candidate Recommendations. I have updated the wording accordingly.

An important activity is the operation of PlugFests to test interoperability and to validate the current working assumptions of the technology building blocks discussed in the Web of Things Interest Group. These events enable developers to get together to test their implementations and facilitates networking between partners and experts. The Interest Group will seek to encourage work on open source projects and community evaluation of the Web of Things. In more detail, PlugFests enable:

• assist with preparing implementation reports for WoT WG Candidate Recommendations
• test-drive upcoming or proposed technologies for the W3C Recommendation Track
• interoperability testing across implementations for ideas at different levels of maturity
• outreach to other communities and new members (open day, demo track)

I think that PlugFest’s main role looks like “assist the implementation reports for WoT WG CR process”, according to your wording.
I can’t understand why we have to include this kind of CR assist work on the IG’s charter formally ?
Is there any similar case on W3C’s other IG charters ?

W3C working groups don’t normally conduct interoperability testing, themselves, rather leaving this to W3C Members.

I think we need to make clear what is different between WG’s test activity and IG’s test activity.

The updated wording can be viewed at:


   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org<mailto:dsr@w3.org>>

Best Regards

— Jonathan Jeon

Received on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:25:21 UTC

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